Iatrogenic urethral rupture

Case contributed by Dr Nikos Karapasias


Male 78 years old, with dysuria, hematuria and inability to void related to traumatic Foley catheter removal without prior balloon deflation.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Male

Retrograde urethrogram shows rupture of the at the level between of penile and bulbous urethra, opacification of the corpus spongiosum, extravasation into periurethral tissue (rupture of the membranous urethra with intact urogenital diaphragm) and stricture of the prostatic urethra . The transurethrally injected contrast material excavates into adjacent tissues and intravasates into pelvic veins.

Case Discussion

Traumatic Foley catheter removal without prior balloon deflation.

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Case information

rID: 25706
Published: 4th Nov 2013
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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