The Use of Multiple Foley Balloon Catheters for Treating Life-Threatening Radiation Induced Hemorrhagic Cystitis
Wen Ming Chen*, Hsien Chih Lin and Chuo Jung Tsai
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Chang Hua Hospital Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wen Ming Chen
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Chang Hua Hospital Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 24, 2016; Accepted date: December 16, 2016; Published date: December 21, 2016
Citation: Chen WM, Lin HC, Tsai CJ (2016) The Use of Multiple Foley Balloon Catheters for Treating Life-Threatening Radiation Induced Hemorrhagic Cystitis. J Clin Case Rep 6:899. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000899
Copyright: © 2016 Chen WM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Life-threatening hematuria from radiation induced hemorrhagic cystitis remains a difficult clinical problem for the urologists. We report the use of multiple inflated Foley balloon catheters for compression on the bleeding bladder mucosa via the suprapubic and urethral routes in a patient with hemorrhagic shock due to intractable bleeding of radiation induced hemorrhagic cystitis. This method is simple and quick to stop bladder bleeding for life saving.