Simple procedure gone awry: Urethro-venous intravasation during urethrography

  • JM Ratkal
Keywords: Urethro-venous intravasation, Extravasation, Retrograde Urethrogram


Retrograde urethrography is a procedure used to evaluate urethral strictures. Urethro-venous intravasation, rarely seen during retrograde urethrography, can result in bacteremia, adverse reactions to contrast agents, renal failure and even pulmonary embolism. We report one such case of a male patient who developed bacteremic shock following urethrography.

KEYWORDS Urethro-venous intravasation; Extravasation; Retrograde Urethrogram


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