What are the complications of cystolitholapaxy?

Urinary tract infections are the most common complication associated with a cystolitholapaxy. About 1 in 10 people develop urinary tract infections (UTIs) after bladder surgery. UTIs may be treated with antibiotics.

In rare cases, perforation (tearing) of the bowel may occur during a percutaneous suprapublic cystolitholapaxy. Delayed scar formation in the urethra or bleeding are other rare complications. Other possible complications associated with any type of surgery may occur, including formation of blood clots in the lungs or legs, infections, or bleeding.

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