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Spontaneous knot formation impeding the removal of a silicone urethral catheter
  1. N A Mustafa,
  2. R J R Lope,
  3. F-C Cheah
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Cheah
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; cheahfc{at}mail.hukm.ukm.my

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A 34 week gestation male infant ventilated for group B streptococcus pneumonia developed generalised oedema on day 3 of life. For fluid balance monitoring, a 5-French silicone urethral catheter was inserted to a depth of 20 cm. Soon after, urine was noted to leak from the penile meatus around the catheter. Re-insertion with a larger diameter catheter …

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