A bulbar artery pseudoaneurysm following traumatic urethral catheterization

Mathieu Bettez, Melanie Aubé, Mohamed El Sherbiny, Tatiana Cabrera, Roman Jednak

Abstract


Traumatic urethral catheterization may result in a number of serious complications. A rare occurrence is the development of a urethral pseudoaneurysm. We report the case of a 13-year-old male who required placement of a Foley catheter for an orthopedic surgical procedure. The Foley was misplaced in the bulbourethra, resulting in the development of a bulbar artery pseudoaneurysm. Profuse bleeding via the urethra was noted after removal of the catheter, and the patient experienced severe intermittent hematuria during the postoperative period. Cystoscopy revealed a pulsatile mass within the bulbourethra. Angiography confirmed a bulbar artery pseudoaneurysm, which was successfully embolized with resolution of bleeding.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4050