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Re: Bo et al.: Evaluation of Bladder Clots Using a Nonsurgical Treatment (Urology 2014;83:498-499)

      We congratulate the authors for describing a new method of clot removal using pancreatic enzymes as intravesical irrigation and/or infusion. Clot removal can sometimes be a really frustrating exercise. While using Ellik evacuator in the setting of clot retention, we have seen many bladder ruptures, especially if the procedure is done by trainee resident. Instead of “sucking out,” the surgeon “pushes” saline inside the bladder suddenly to fragment and suck out clots. To avoid this problem and also to remove really tenacious and large clots, we described the method of “suction” to remove these clots.
      • Goel A.
      • Sengottayan V.K.
      • Dwevedi A.K.
      Mechanical suction: an effective and safe method to remove large and tenacious clots from the urinary bladder.
      Subsequently, we also developed a “suction bridge” to make the procedure simpler and more safe and effective (in collaboration with Karl Storz, Germany).
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      Reference

        • Goel A.
        • Sengottayan V.K.
        • Dwevedi A.K.
        Mechanical suction: an effective and safe method to remove large and tenacious clots from the urinary bladder.
        Urology. 2011; 77: 494-496

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