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BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.2006.040402
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Transurethral catheter in the distal ureter as a cause for acute abdominal pain

  1. M Maegele,
  2. U Gruetzner,
  3. D Wenzel
  1. Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery/Intensive Care Unit, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  2. Department of Visceral Surgery, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  3. Department of Radiology, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  1. Marc.Maegele{at}t-online.de
  • Published 8 January 2009

A 86-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department with clinical signs of an acute abdomen. Pain emanated from the left lower abdominal quadrant and bowel sounds were absent. Accompanying symptoms included fever, nausea and vomiting. Laboratory findings indicated leucocytosis, …

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