An Unusual Iatrogenic Injury of Urinary Bladder Following Foley’s Catheterization


Urinary bladder perforation is most commonly observed after pelvic trauma. It can also be a result of iatrogenic injury during various surgical procedures. Very rarely, diseased bladder can spontaneously rupture. Traumatic bladder rupture is a serious event with mortality rate approaching 50%. Urinary bladder diverticulae are present of the bladder wall and are a consequence of bladder outflow obstruction, for example in prostatic enlargement. Foley’s catheterization is most commonly associated commonly with urethral trauma. We presented a emphasis is made unique case of perforation of urinary bladder diverticulum after Foley’s catheterization. To the best of our knowledge, such a case has never been reported before in the medical literature. An emphasis was made on the fact that, physicians should keep in mind the differential of perforated urinary bladder while attending a patient with abdominal pain because the signs and symptoms are very non specificurinary bladder while attending a patient with abdominal pain just because its signs and symptoms are very non-specific. In addition, missing a perforated urinary bladder is easy and can result in significant morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Bladder Diverticulum; Urinary Catheters; Perforation.


Volume 9 Issue-4 2020
Publisher Name : Ziauddin University
  • Rumsha Sadaf
  • Marzia Dabir Khan
  • Yasir Murtaza
  • Fariha Tariq
  • Anis Hussain
    • Division of Urology Department of Surgery, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Clifton Campus, Karachi, Pakistan.