Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:492-4 | Number 6, December 2011
An unusual cause of retention of urine after intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy for superficial bladder cancer
Jackie MK Cheung, Simon SM Hou, Sidney KH Yip, CF Ng
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
We report an unusual complication of intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy for superficial bladder cancer, namely, retention of urine secondary to prostatic Bacillus Calmette-Guérin infection and abscess. A summary of the literature together with a review of its management is discussed.
Key words: Administration, intravesical; BCG vaccine; Prostatic diseases; Urinary bladder neoplasms
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