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A Rare Case of Stuck Guidewire with Foley Catheter in Urethra due to Knotting

Nripesh Sadasukhi

Keywords : Foley catheter, Guidewire, Knotting, Urethra

Citation Information : Sadasukhi N. A Rare Case of Stuck Guidewire with Foley Catheter in Urethra due to Knotting. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2021; 6 (2):72-74.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0159

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Guidewires play a significant role in many medical specialties.1 They were initially developed for vascular procedures,2 but are also nowadays an essential tool in endourology. The knotting of the guidewire is a very rare complication and only a few cases have been reported until now. We report a case of spontaneous intraurethral knotting of guidewire on the Foley catheter during per urethral catheterization that led to retained Foley catheter with the guidewire. The balloon was punctured percutaneously with a needle under ultrasound guidance but due to knotting guidewire and Foley catheter, both are stuck in the urethra. A guidewire knot was found proximal to the balloon. The urethroscopy shows the knotting of the guidewire with a Foley catheter. Open urethrotomy done and both guidewire and Foley catheter removed.

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