Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Intracranial Migration of Foley Catheter - A Rare Iatrogenic Complication of Severe Craniofacial Trauma: Case Report
Hakan YILMAZ1, İbrahim Burak ATCI2
1Düzce Devlet Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Düzce, Türkiye
2Elazığ Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Elazığ, Türkiye
Profuse epistaxis in cases of severe head injury is mostly related to facial and skull base fractures and various methods have been tried to control this epistaxis. Using a foley catheter and other inflatable balloon devices to control life-threatening posterior nasal hemorrhage are time-proven methods. However, the use of balloon systems may result in an intracranial positioning of the catheter. We present a 41-yearold male who presented at the emergency department following a road traffic accident. He underwent emergency stabilization of the nasal epistaxis by placement of a Foley catheter. Follow-up imaging demonstrated inflation of the Foley catheter balloon tip at the frontotemporal region. Anahtar Kelimeler : Severe epistaxis, Craniofacial trauma, Foley catheter