Intraperitoneally placed foley's catheter secondary to iatrogenic bladder perforation: A case report
1Department of Urology, Lily hospitals Limited, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr. Onwuasoanya Uzodimma E, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Background: Urethral catheterisation is one of the commonest procedures performed by health care professionals worldwide and has several indications. Although this procedure is simple, it can lead to several complications some of which can be life threatening such as bladder perforation leading to peritonitis.
Case Presentation: We report the management of a 63-year-old male who presented to Lily Hospitals Limited, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria with complaints of bilateral flank pains following urethral catheterisation. Evaluation of the patient revealed intraperitoneal fluid collection and he had exploratory laparotomy with findings of foley’s catheter in the peritoneal cavity and bladder perforation. He subsequently had bladder repair and urethral catheterization with resolution of the flank pains after the procedure.
Conclusion: Bladder perforation is a rare complication of urethral catheterisation and can lead to life threatening peritonitis. Urgent exploratory laparotomy is pertinent to prevent mortality.
Keywords: Bladder, Perforation, Catheterisation.
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