Risk of intra-urethral Foley catheter balloon inflation in s
Lessons learned from 5 cases -

1. A tetraplegic patient developed pain in lower abdomen and became unwell after transurethral catheterisation.

2. Routine ultrasound examination in an asymptomatic tetraplegic patient with urethral catheter drainage, revealed Foley balloon in the urethra.

3. A paraplegic patient developed bleeding and bypassing after transurethral catheterisation. X-ray revealed Foley balloon in urethra

4. A tetraplegic patient developed sweating and increased spasms following urethral catheterisations. CT of abdomen revealed distended bladder with the balloon of Foley catheter located in urethra

5. A paraplegic patient developed lower abdominal pain and nausea following catheterisation. CT abdomen revealed bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureter and Foley balloon located in urethra...

Learn more about the management in each case https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13037-016-0101-1
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