Bowel obstruction caused by dislocation of a suprapubic catheter

Surg Endosc. 1999 Mar;13(3):283-4. doi: 10.1007/s004649900965.


In patients with a suprapubic catheter, the differential diagnosis of acute lower abdominal pain must include a possible dislocation of this device. We report a case that illustrates such a complication, leading to bowel obstruction in our patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology
  • Aged
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Jejunal Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Urinary Catheterization / instrumentation