Request an Expert. This case involves a misplaced catheter resulting in serious, long-term urological damage. Pre-surgery, the patient was anaesthetized, and the nurse attempted to place a Foley catheter. The balloon remained in the urethra for hours, despite not producing a good return of urine, and the patient did not recieve a urology consultation.
Urethral Catheterisation (Male)
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Upon completion of this session, licensed staff who insert or assist in the insertion of urinary catheters will be able to—. Images: Figure l. Routes of entry of uropathogens to catheterized urinary tract. An image depicts the male and female lower urinary tract system, and the difference in placement of a catheter in the bladder. Engineering out the risk of infection with urinary catheters. Emerg Infect Dis. Engineering out the risk for infection with urinary catheters.
Penis damaged from catheter.
A year-old United States veteran died from blood poisoning due to an incorrectly inserted catheter, according to a lawsuit filed by his family. Gilbert Harris had multiple sclerosis and a traumatic brain injury; the lawsuit states he was visiting a VA urology clinic in Kansas City for neurogenic bladder , a common complication of MS, the Kansas City Star reported. The condition makes it difficult for patients with brain, spinal cord, or nerve problems to control their bladders. VA staff changed Harris catheter at the facility, according to the lawsuit — but by evening, when he returned to the nursing home where he lived, he was "noted to have a fever and large amounts of blood and clotting at the end of his penis. According to the lawsuit, a CT scan "revealed that the Foley catheter with balloon inflated within the penile urethra" — not in Harris' bladder, where it was supposed to be.
Last Updated: October 8, References. This article was co-authored by Robert Dhir, MD. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. His practice has been named a Center of Excellence for the UroLift procedure, and is a pioneer in non-surgical procedures for ED using his patented Wave Therapy. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and was awarded honors in pre-medical studies, urology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology.