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Pelvis » Urinary Bladder
Improper positioning of Foley catheter – in prostatic urethra
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Author(s) :
Chaitali Shah, FRCR
 
Presentation This is the scan of an 80-year-old man, in whom a Foley catheter had been introduced.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal scan of the pelvis
Description: The enlarged median lobe of the prostate is noted. The balloon of the Foley catheter is seen to lie within the prostatic urethra.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse scan of the urinary bladder
Description: The balloon of the Foley catheter is seen within the prostatic urethra and needs repositioning.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse color Doppler scan of the urinary bladder.
Description: Bilateral urinary jets are noted. The tip of the Foley catheter does not appear to reach the urinary bladder.
 
Differential Diagnosis Improper positioning of Foley catheter – in prostatic urethra
 
Final Diagnosis Improper positioning of Foley catheter – in prostatic urethra
 
Follow Up The Foley catheter was repositioned.
 
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