Retained Urethral Catheter Secondary to Placement in Proximal Ureter
McGregor, Thomas B.
We present an unusual complication secondary to indwelling urethral catheter placement. Routine catheter placement by the obstetrics team in a postpartum female leads to retention of the catheter and inability of its removal by both the obstetrics and urology teams. Although a retained urinary catheter is relatively common, inability to remove a catheter secondary to placement inadvertently into a ureter is extremely rare. In this paper we will discuss the options in removing a retained catheter and present our case of a retained catheter secondary to placement within the right proximal ureter.
Thomas B. McGregor and Rajan Sharda, “Retained Urethral Catheter Secondary to Placement in Proximal Ureter,” Case Reports in Urology, vol. 2016, Article ID 9178645, 3 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/9178645