Perineal abscess after prostatic urethroplasty with balloon catheter: Report of a case

Flavio Castaneda, John C. Hulbert, Janis G. Letourneau, David W. Hunter, Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, Kurt Amplatz

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A 72-year-old patient underwent uneventful prostatic urethroplasty by means of a balloon catheter. The immediate follow-up retrograde urethrogram failed to demonstrate any areas of extravasation and showed a significant increase in prostatic urethral caliber. Three weeks after the patient was discharged, computed tomography demonstrated a large perineal abscess that was attributed to either the prostatic urethroplasty or subsequent Foley catheter manipulations. The abscess was drained percutaneously, and the patient recovered uneventfully. It was concluded that the abscess was a possible isolated complication and that the procedure is warranted in an adequate clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990


  • Catheters and catheterization, complications
  • Genitourinary system, infections, 875.211
  • Genitourinary system, interventional procedures, 841.1299
  • Prostate, hyperplasia, 844.316
  • Urethra, interventional procedure, 841.1299

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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