ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Chronic Urinary Retention after Surgery for a Rare Case of Adult Presacral Teratoma
Funda Güngör Uğurlucan 1, Ahmet Cem İyibozkurt 1, Burçin Karamustafaoğlu 1, Betül Keyif 1, Meryem Kürek Eken 1, Önay Yalçın 1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2014.9449
Pages : 110-112


Background: Presacral teratomas are usually observed in the first two decades of life and have a 50-67% incidence of malignant transformation. Surgery is the treatment of choice.

Case Report: Here, we report the case of 24-year-old female with chronic urinary retention after surgery for a presacral teratoma.

Conclusion: Retroperitoneal pelvic surgery may cause pelvic plexus and nerve injury, leading to permanent bladder dysfunction and urinary retention.

Keywords : Presacral teratoma, retroperitoneal tumor, urinary retention
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