Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research and Reports in&nbsp;Urology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers related to all aspects of&nbsp;Urology.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/public/site/images/sciencedomain/free-sign.gif" width="72" height="29"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Publication Charge: FREE</strong>. All the manuscripts submitted within this month will be published free of cost. There is no publication charge for this month.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:03:54 +0000 OJS 60 Retained Urethral Catheter: Novel Method of Removal Using Trans-rectal Ultrasound Guidance <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Background: </strong>Urethral catheterization is a common procedure in medical practice. Retention of urethral catheter due to inability to deflate the balloon can be a distressing complication for the patient on prolonged indwelling urethral catheter. Several techniques have been devised for removal of such retained urethral catheters.</p> <p><strong>Objective: </strong>The aim of this study is to present our experience in the management of retained urethral catheters using trans-rectal ultrasound-guided balloon puncture at the Urology unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>This was a prospective case series of five men referred to the unit with non–deflatable urethral catheters between July 2013 and January, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Five men were referred with retained urethral catheters. The mean age of the patients was 46.4 years with a range of 25-80 years. Indications for catheterization were benign prostatic hyperplasia, burns, and paraplegia. All had successful catheter removal by ultrasound-guided balloon puncture.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Retained urethral catheter can be successfully managed by trans-rectal ultrasound guided balloon puncture which is minimally invasive and does not require regional or general anaesthesia.</p> N. P. Agwu, A. Khalid, I. A. Mungadi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000