Massive urethral bleeding following urethral catheterization induced by a pseudoaneurysm

A 58-year-old male patient who had a history of benign prostate hyperplasia, presented with chronic urinary retention and admitted for urinary catheter exchange . There was profuse bleeding of about 1000 mL noticed from the urethra after the reinsertion of Foley Catheter. No tender lump palpable was detected based on the physical examination findings. The level of hemoglobin was declined from 103 g/L to 72 g/L. Following continuous bladder irrigation, fluid induction and blood transfusion were performed.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research