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.
- Urinary Catheterization
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