Bladder perforation secondary to clean intermittent catheterization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Clean intermittent catheterization has been an effective treatment for the management of patients with a neurogenic bladder during the last 15 years. Reported complication rates have been low and the majority of these problems have been minor. While significant problems are seen only rarely during clean intermittent catheterization, we recently diagnosed 2 potential life-threatening complications: bladder perforation and bladder necrosis. We present our experience with these major problems associated with routine clean intermittent catheterization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reisman, EM; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • November 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1316 - 1317

PubMed ID

  • 2810520

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)39072-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States