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Prolonged urinary leakage in the postoperative period of renal hydatic cyst treatment with oral desmopressin: a case report

Cavit Ceylan*, Özkan Baytok, Serkan Doğan and Metin Yığman

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Clinic of Urology, Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012, 6:339  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-6-339

Published: 5 October 2012



Prolonged extravasation after renal and ureter surgeries is a bothersome situation for both the patient and the doctor. It is usually related to the suture line not being watertight. The contact between urine and the edges of the wound also delay healing of the wound. In this situation, the first thing to do is to break the contact between the wound and the urine by inserting an adequate stent. Sometimes, this process is not enough. We approached this problem with a different treatment method for a case involving prolonged drainage.

Case presentation

A 52-year-old Caucasian woman who presented at our clinic with right flank pain was operated on due to a renal hydatic cyst, and cyst removal was performed. On follow-up, prolonged urinary leakage was observed and a desmopressin treatment was started on the patient. Drainage was greatly reduced after desmopressin was started and there was no drainage on the fifth day.


Prolonged extravasation is a bothersome situation and there can be many reasons for this. Whenever traditional approaches are not enough, oral desmopressin therapy can be started reliably if there are no contraindications for the patient. Eventually, contact between urine and the suture site will cease and therefore the fever and healing time will be shortened.

Desmopressin treatment; Hydatic cyst; Renal leakage