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Hemorrhoidal bleeding following transrectal prostatic biopsy. Etiology and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6983426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of rectal bleeding within a series of 120 transrectal prostatic biopsies are reported. The precipitating factor was the presence of hemorrhoids which were unsuspected prior to prostatic biopsy. Rectal bleeding in these patients was arrested by ballon tamponade with a 24 French Foley catheter. In situ monitoring of the rectal Foley catheter was discontinued when no further rectal bleeding was ascertained. There were no complications due to this simple, safe, and effective technique. When hemorrhoids are suspected, preliminary proctoscopy aids and alerts surgeons to choose alternative routes to the prostatic bed.
S A Khan; K N Hu; C Marder; N L Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:    1982 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / adverse effects*,  methods
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  therapy
Hemorrhoids / complications*
Middle Aged

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