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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 724685, 2 pages
Case Report

Severe Intraperitoneal Haemorrhage following Suprapubic Catheter Insertion in a Patient Treated with Iloprost

Department of Urology, Craigavon Area Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown BT63 5QQ, UK

Received 22 April 2013; Accepted 24 July 2013

Academic Editors: S. K. Hong and E. Tuzel

Copyright © 2013 R. A. J. Spence et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Suprapubic catheter (SPC) insertion is a common urological procedure, performed both in the elective and emergency settings. The authors present an unusual case of severe intraperitoneal bleeding following the insertion of an SPC under direct vision, where the use of prostacyclin analogue may have been a contributing factor.