Urologic emergencies in the cancer patient.

  title={Urologic emergencies in the cancer patient.},
  author={Paul Russo},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={27 3},
Urologic emergencies are common in the cancer patient and relate mainly to complications of bladder hemorrhage, upper or lower urinary tract obstruction, urinary tract infection, and priapism. Hemorrhagic cystitis is commonly due to bladder injury from radiation therapy, viral infection, or metabolites of chemotherapeutic agents. Treatments aimed at ameliorating the effects of theses metabolites, such as mesna and intravenous (IV) hydration, coupled with cystoscopy, evacuation of clots, and… CONTINUE READING