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Cystoscopic removal of leeches in the lower urinary tract: our experience.
Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug; 22(4):311-4.EJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of managing leech infestation in lower urinary tract from a tropical country.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Medical records (January 2002 to December 2010) of children with history of leech infestation in the urinary system, admitted in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College & Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh were reviewed. All patients underwent saline irrigation through urethral catheter. When saline irrigation failed, cystoscopic examination was done with removal of leeches by flexible graspers. Follow-up was done 2 weeks later.

RESULT

The study included 117 patients. Age ranged from 4 to 12 years. Male and female ratio was 3.7:1. All patients had per urethral bleeding. 51 (43.6%) patients had suprapubic pain. All children underwent saline irrigation through urethral catheter. Spontaneous expulsion occurred after saline irrigation in 57 (48.7%) patients. The expelled leeches were alive in 11 cases; dead in 46 patients. Cystoscopic removal of leeches was done in 60 patients (51.3%). In the cystoscopic group, 54 of the removed leeches were dead and 6 were alive.

CONCLUSION

Cystoscopic removal can be a useful technique for the removal of leeches from the urinary tract when saline irrigation fails.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh. proftahmina@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22782322

Citation

Banu, Tahmina, et al. "Cystoscopic Removal of Leeches in the Lower Urinary Tract: Our Experience." European Journal of Pediatric Surgery : Official Journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et Al] = Zeitschrift Fur Kinderchirurgie, vol. 22, no. 4, 2012, pp. 311-4.
Banu T, Chowdhury TK, Kabir M, et al. Cystoscopic removal of leeches in the lower urinary tract: our experience. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012;22(4):311-4.
Banu, T., Chowdhury, T. K., Kabir, M., Bhuiyan, M. A., Laila, K., Kabir, N., Hannan, M. J., Hoque, M., & Mazumder, S. (2012). Cystoscopic removal of leeches in the lower urinary tract: our experience. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery : Official Journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et Al] = Zeitschrift Fur Kinderchirurgie, 22(4), 311-4. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1315811
Banu T, et al. Cystoscopic Removal of Leeches in the Lower Urinary Tract: Our Experience. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012;22(4):311-4. PubMed PMID: 22782322.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cystoscopic removal of leeches in the lower urinary tract: our experience. AU - Banu,Tahmina, AU - Chowdhury,Tanvir K, AU - Kabir,Mahfuzul, AU - Bhuiyan,Md Akbar H, AU - Laila,Kamrun, AU - Kabir,Nurul, AU - Hannan,Md Jafrul, AU - Hoque,Momtazul, AU - Mazumder,Subash, Y1 - 2012/07/10/ PY - 2012/7/12/entrez PY - 2012/7/12/pubmed PY - 2013/1/8/medline SP - 311 EP - 4 JF - European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie JO - Eur J Pediatr Surg VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of managing leech infestation in lower urinary tract from a tropical country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records (January 2002 to December 2010) of children with history of leech infestation in the urinary system, admitted in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College & Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh were reviewed. All patients underwent saline irrigation through urethral catheter. When saline irrigation failed, cystoscopic examination was done with removal of leeches by flexible graspers. Follow-up was done 2 weeks later. RESULT: The study included 117 patients. Age ranged from 4 to 12 years. Male and female ratio was 3.7:1. All patients had per urethral bleeding. 51 (43.6%) patients had suprapubic pain. All children underwent saline irrigation through urethral catheter. Spontaneous expulsion occurred after saline irrigation in 57 (48.7%) patients. The expelled leeches were alive in 11 cases; dead in 46 patients. Cystoscopic removal of leeches was done in 60 patients (51.3%). In the cystoscopic group, 54 of the removed leeches were dead and 6 were alive. CONCLUSION: Cystoscopic removal can be a useful technique for the removal of leeches from the urinary tract when saline irrigation fails. SN - 1439-359X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22782322/Cystoscopic_removal_of_leeches_in_the_lower_urinary_tract:_our_experience_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0032-1315811 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -