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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2022; 10(29): 10689-10694
Published online Oct 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i29.10689
Intravesical explosion during transurethral resection of bladder tumor: A case report
Chuan-Bing Xu, Dong-Sheng Jia, Zheng-Sheng Pan
Chuan-Bing Xu, Dong-Sheng Jia, Zheng-Sheng Pan, Department of Urology, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255036, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Pan ZS conceived and wrote the manuscript; Xu CB reviewed the manuscript and reviewed the literature; Jia DS supervised the treatment of the patient; and all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Zheng-Sheng Pan, MD, Attending Doctor, Department of Urology, Zibo Central Hospital, No. 54 Gongqingtuan West Road, Zibo 255036, Shandong Province, China.
Received: May 11, 2022
Peer-review started: May 11, 2022
First decision: July 12, 2022
Revised: July 15, 2022
Accepted: August 30, 2022
Article in press: August 30, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TUR-BT) is the most common operation performed for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Although it is considered as a safe and minimally invasive procedure, occasionally life-threatening complications may be seen. Intravesical explosion is a very rare complication, and it may result in rupture of the bladder and has received special attention in consensus on safety of TUR-BT. Here, we present a case of an intravesical explosion during TUR-BT leading to bladder rupture to remind urologists of this rare complication with suggestions on how to manage and prevent this complication.