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When Do no harm goes wrong

Andre Santos Pinto, Rita dos Santos Marques, Wildemar Alves Costa.


In this paper, we present images of an unusual complication of urinary catheterization. This is significant because urinary catheterization is a common practice in ill patients, however, it carries some risks and complications. We show an image of a CT scan that shows an iatrogenic lesion of the prostatic urethra with the catheter transfixing its posterior wall and its located in the pelvic cavity.

Key words: urinary catheterization

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