From Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Use of suprapubic Carter-Thomason needle to assist in cystoscopic excision of an intravesical foreign object

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Brought to you by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Suture injuries to the bladder can occur from inadvertent suture placement during surgery or postoperative erosion or migration of a suture into the bladder. This can lead to a chronic inflammatory reaction of the bladder wall and stone formation. The authors illustrate cystoscopic excision of an intravesical suture encrusted with bladder stone using a minimally invasive technique with a Carter-Thomason needle.

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