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Ureteric Rupture: Rare Complication of Inappropriate Urinary Bladder CatheterizationFunding None.
We have reported case of 71-year-old male with acute urinary retention due to gross prostatomegaly. Due to inappropriate catheterization, urinary bladder remained distended and ultimately caused left ureteric rupture. This article is peculiar as it shows that misplaced Foley's catheter may also lead to exceedingly rare complication of ureteric rupture and highlights importance of proper management of difficult catheterization which is otherwise considered a simple procedure.
This research was carried out at Dr. Rajender Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Article published online:
30 December 2021
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