How I do it: Balloon tamponade of prostatic fossa following Aquablation

Nikolai Aljuri, Peter Gilling, Claus Roehrborn

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Since its first report in the 1870s, control of bleeding after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has remained a concern. Foley's initial report of a urinary catheter involved placement of the balloon into the prostatic fossa following TURP. Removal of prostate tissue with a high-velocity saline stream (Aquablation) is a recently reported alternative to TURP. As Aquablation is heat-free, alternatives to nonthermal hemostasis were sought to optimize the procedure. We report use of a balloon catheter in the prostatic fossa after Aquablation as a post-resection hemostatic method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8937-8940
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Aquablation
  • Balloon catheter
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • TURP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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