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Urinary Tract Cancers

TUR Procedure

07/16/2004

Question:

My wife had a TUR a liitle over a week ago and all went well, with a minmum of discomfort. The only thing that bothered her was that immediately after the procedure, she had a sore lump in her upper inner thigh. It appears that she might have been "pinched" during the procedure. The lump is getting smaller and she is not overly concerned. As a matter of curiousity, we were wondering, during the TUR procedure, is some sort of device used to hold the legs apart that might irritate the patient. Thanks.

Answer:

The legs are held apart by stirrups and not by a devise pushing them apart.  I do not know what the "lump" could be from but suggest that she be examined by the physician who did the operation. It is likely that he/she can provide an explanation.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University