BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5630
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Intraperitoneal urinary bladder fistula caused by a Foley catheter: a successfully conservative management

  1. Yen-Chung Lin2
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital, Ren-Ai Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yen-Chung Lin, yclin0229{at}


A 93-year-old man presented with gross haematuria for 1 month. The urine analysis showed numerous RBCs in microscopy. The renal function was normal and urine cytology revealed nothing. Tracing the patient's  history it was found that he had received radical prostatectomy 20 years ago, but he denied any other trauma or surgery history. An indwelling catheter followed by normal saline irrigation was started. The cystoscopy showed a …

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