Bleeding following retropubic prostatectomy: simple digital rectal pressure could be lifesaving.

@article{Kirollos1998BleedingFR,
  title={Bleeding following retropubic prostatectomy: simple digital rectal pressure could be lifesaving.},
  author={Magdi Mounir Kirollos},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={477-8}
}
PURPOSE A technique to control venous bleeding after retropubic prostatectomy is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS A man underwent retropubic prostatectomy for an enlarged benign prostate following which hemorrhage occurred. RESULTS After failure of other more traditional methods of hemostasis, the bleeding was stopped by direct anterior digital rectal pressure. CONCLUSIONS Simple digital rectal pressure is a safe, effective and logical method of controlling venous bleeding from the dorsal… CONTINUE READING

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Simple digital rectal pressure is a safe , effective and logical method of controlling venous bleeding from the dorsal venous or other plexus between the rectum and symphysis pubis .
Simple digital rectal pressure is a safe , effective and logical method of controlling venous bleeding from the dorsal venous or other plexus between the rectum and symphysis pubis .
Simple digital rectal pressure is a safe , effective and logical method of controlling venous bleeding from the dorsal venous or other plexus between the rectum and symphysis pubis .
Simple digital rectal pressure is a safe , effective and logical method of controlling venous bleeding from the dorsal venous or other plexus between the rectum and symphysis pubis .
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