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Transurethral catheter in the distal ureter as a cause for acute abdominal pain
  1. Marc Maegele1,
  2. Uwe Gruetzner2,
  3. Dirk Wenzel3
  1. 1Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery/Intensive Care Unit, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  2. 2Department of Visceral Surgery, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  3. 3Department of Radiology, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Cologne, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Marc Maegele
 Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery/Intensive Care Unit, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (CMMC), Ostmerheimerstr. 200, 51109 Cologne, Germany; Marc.Maegele{at}t-online.de

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