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Lost and now found: retained straight catheter for 20 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20381840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A literature review of PubMed reveals that 1 case report is found of a retained Foley catheter for 3 years. We report a case of a straight catheter lost in the urethra and forgotten for 20 years and its safe surgical removal. The calcified straight catheter was removed through a perineal urethrostomy and incision at the meatus and fossa navicularis. A Foley catheter was inserted easily into the urethra for drainage. At last follow-up, 7 weeks after surgery, the patient was voiding successfully without any difficulties.
Emma Ester Bendaña; Deep Trivedi; Jonah Marshall; Edward Messing
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-03     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters / adverse effects*
Foreign Bodies / radiography*
Time Factors
Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*

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