Medical Must-See: Loose screw found in bladder 19 years after pubic bone surgery

The doctors recommend surveillance post-surgery even in asymptomatic patients.
Sarah Simpkins
An X-ray shows the loose surgical screw of the pubic bone’s cement (black arrow).

A bout of mild pelvic pain and multiple UTIs in a middle-aged woman were linked to complications — namely, a loose screw — from pubic bone surgery almost two decades prior, doctors report.

The 56-year-old patient visited a urologist in Greece for gross haematuria and mentioned her other seemingly innocuous symptoms over the past two years.