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Inadvertent foley catheterization of the ureter
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Jun  2014 (Vol.  21, Issue  3, Pages( 7326 - 7329)
PMID: 24978365


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  • We present a case of an 83-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis and chronic indwelling urethral catheter who was found to have a ureteral injury after inadvertent placement of a foley catheter into the proximal right ureter. Cystoscopy and retrograde ureteral stenting was attempted, but unsuccessful. The patient ultimately underwent successful antegrade ureteral stenting and nephrostomy placement. We review the limited literature on the topic of aberrant foley catheter placement into the ureter.