Spontaneous Intravesical Knotting of a Feeding Tube in a Late Preterm Neonate: A Case Report

Mazen Abuanza, Mohamed Abdellatif*, Asad Rahman, Sareyah Al Sibai, Faris Al Kalbani

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Feeding tubes (FTs) are commonly used as urinary catheters in neonates and children. Though generally safe, serious complications can result if the catheter spontaneously knots inside the bladder. We report a case of a spontaneous knotting of an intravesical Fr 6 FT in a late preterm female baby following urethral catheterization to collect a urine sample. The knotted catheter was removed via suprapubic cystotomy. The infant had good postoperative recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere365
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Neonate
  • Oman
  • Urinary Catheterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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