Retrograde pericatheter urethrogram - normal

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

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Patient post urethroplasty

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

An AP scout shows bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures and a Foley catheter.

Contrast was then given through a pediatric feeding tube placed in the penile urethra next to the Foley catheter (pericatheter). The contrast administered outlines the anterior and posterior urethra around the Foley catheter. No leak of contrast.

Case Discussion

Pericatheter urethrograms can be done to assess urethral patency while a Foley catheter is in place. It is often used after urethroplasty to decide whether or not a Foley catheter should be removed.

In this case, there was no leak of contrast and contrast outlined the Foley balloon in the urinary bladder. Thus the Foley catheter was safely removed.

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Case information

rID: 60827
Published: 4th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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