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Ureteral rupture from aberrant Foley catheter placement: A case report.
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PMID:  23372873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present the case of a 59 year old female with history of severe neurologic dysfunction from advanced multiple sclerosis who presented with lethargy and oliguria several hours after urethral Foley catheterization. A contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis showed an aberrantly placed Foley catheter with its balloon inflated in the proximal left ureter, a rare complication of Foley catheterization with only 5 other cases reported. Incomplete ureteral rupture was demonstrated and confirmed by a followup CT scan in the urographic phase. One of our institution's Interventional Radiologists then placed a nephroureteral stent across the injured ureter to facilitate healing. The patient expired 9 days after the procedure from unrelated sepsis from a chronic stage IV decubitus ulcer, so long term monitoring could not be performed. Following description of our case, we conduct a literature review of presentations, imaging characteristics, and treatment of ureteral Foley catheter placement.
Kevin S Baker; Bari Dane; Yudell Edelstein; Ajay Malhotra; Elaine Gould
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of radiology case reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1943-0922     ISO Abbreviation:  J Radiol Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494925     Medline TA:  J Radiol Case Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
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