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Int J Surg Med. 2018; 4(3): 156-157


Sandhya Gupta, Vinod Tamaknand, Amit Dangi, Bhawan Nangarwal, Rajesh Godara, Pradeep Garg.

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External urine collecting devices have been a boon to patients of urinary incontinence since their invention in late 90s. They have replaced the need for uncomfortable indwelling catheters in these patients. As safe as they may be, ghastly complications have occurred infrequently, mostly due to their inappropriate application. Such penile and urethral complications add to the morbidity of the patients significantly. They can be easily avoided by following few simple steps of catheter care, thus emphasizing the need to aware clinicians and health care workers about the correct application methods. Here we discuss a case of 60 year old male who developed penile skin necrosis and urethral fistula due to chronic use of condom catheter.

Key words: condom catheter, penile gangrene, urinary fistula

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