Case – The folly of a misplaced Foley

Authors

  • Michael Uy Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
  • Michael Greenspan McMaster University
  • Udi Blankstein Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McMaster University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.7913

Keywords:

pseudoaneurysm, foley catheter

Abstract

Traumatic Foley catheterization and malplacement is a common urological consultation. Although most urethral injuries are self-resolving, there are reports of long-standing complications, including urethral strictures, false passage formation, fistulization, and penile necrosis.1 We present a case of a malpositioned Foley catheter leading to the formation of a dorsal penile artery pseudoaneurysm resulting in transfusion-dependent anemia and severe urethrorrhagia.

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Published

2022-06-09

How to Cite

Uy, M., Greenspan, M., & Blankstein, U. (2022). Case – The folly of a misplaced Foley. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 16(11). https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.7913

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Residents' Room