Original Article: PDF OnlyIatrogenic Obstructive Jaundice Caused by the Balloon of a Foley Catheter Case ReportABU ZIDAN, FIKRI M. F.R.C.S.*; KUMAR, M. S. F.R.C.S.†; HASSAN, IBRAHIM M. M.D.‡; SAMHAN, MAHMOUD F.R.C.S.†; DADAH, SALAH M.S.†Author Information From the Department of Surgery, Mubarak Hospital* and the Departments of Organ Transplant† and Nuclear Medicine,‡ Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait Clinical Nuclear Medicine: October 1991 - Volume 16 - Issue 10 - p 757-759 Buy Abstract A rare kind of obstructive jaundice caused by compression on the common bile duct due to an inflated Foley catheter balloon placed in the duodenum after Suguira surgery for bleeding esophageal vesicles secondary to portal hypertension is presented. After deflating the balloon, the obstruction was relieved. Tc-99m HIDA studies were helpful in the diagnosis of obstruction of the common bile duct and the response following the deflation. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.