A 16-year-old boy underwent visual internal uretherotomy in the lithotomy position for short urethral stricture. The next day, the patient developed right foot drop and sensory loss over the right foot. Published literature describes a long surgery duration in the lithotomy position as the most significant risk factor. In our case, foot drop developed despite short surgical duration in the lithotomy position, signifying the importance of other, less-discussed factors.
NH Nagaraja, Satyam Sharma, GB Manjuprasad
Submitted January 13, 2012 - Accepted for Publication February 28, 2012
KEYWORDS: Foot drop, VIU (visual internal urethrotomy), lithotomy, compartment syndrome
CORRESPONDENCE: Satyam Sharma, Mch, Department of Urology, Institute of Nephrourology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CITATION: UroToday Int J. 2012 August;5(4):art 38. http://dx.doi.org/10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2012.08.11To read more, a FREE Urotoday registration is required. Click here to register or login above.