Suprapubic catheter stuck in the urethra

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Recent SPC reinsertion, now not draining urine and unable to remove or deflate balloon.

Patient Data

Age: 41
Gender: Male

The suprapubic catheter enters through the anterior abdominal wall. It courses inferiorly through the bladder and enters the urethral opening. It passes through the prostatic urethra. Just inferior to this, the balloon is inflated within the lumen of the penile urethra. The balloon has a volume of approximately 5 ml.

No free intraperitoneal gas. Faecal loading in the rectum.

Case Discussion

The balloon could not be deflated. The balloon was punctured percutaneously by the urologist so the catheter could be removed and replaced.

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Case information

rID: 41475
Case created: 3rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 13th Jun 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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