Author: Jared Scott, MD
- Blood at urethral meatus in trauma can be a sign of bladder/urethral injury
- Blind placement of a Foley catheter can make an undiagnosed urethral injury worse
- Urethral injury is evaluated using a retrograde urethrogram (RUG)
- If urethra is confirmed to be intact, Foley catheter can be placed to allow additional tests
Avery, L. (2012). Imaging of male pelvic trauma. Radiologic Clinics of North America., 50(6), 1201-1217.