Migrated Hem-o-Lok clips in the ureter: A rare cause of recurrent urinary tract infection

Prashant Shrivastava, Brusabhanu Nayak, Prabhjot Singh

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Erosion of surgical materials into the adjacent organs following surgical procedures is a rare complication. Migrations of these surgical materials into the urinary tract like pelvicalyceal system, ureter and bladder have been reported following various urological procedures. We present a case of migrated Hem-o-Lok clips into the ureter following a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for angiomyolipoma of the left kidney presented with recurrent urinary tract infection. The case was managed with ureteroscopic removal of clips. The patient is asymptomatic on last follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbcr-2016-219143
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - 2017

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  • General Medicine

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