False passage

(Surg.) an unnatural passage leading off from a natural canal, such as the urethra, and produced usually by the unskillful introduction of instruments.

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False passage of tracheostomy tube or dilator was encountered in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy.
While everyone has different experiences, including recurring infections, Herrera struggled with false passage and urethral trauma.
Self-reported number of experienced strictures, bladder stones, bleeding, false passage, urine retention or other complication since start of current catheter.
The downside is patients may need frequent and repeated technique, and it also carries the small risk of forming false passage or opening [4].
Following the fracture fixation, urethral cystoscopy was performed showing a bulbar false passage.
The ability to directly visualize the cervical canal into the endometrial cavity makes the HTA ideal for safely performing repeat uterine ablation, in which the risks of perforation and false passage when dilating the cervix are much greater than during initial ablation.
When staff tried to insert new tracheostomies, they fell into the false passage instead of her airway.
Complications encountered during the early postoperative period include bleeding, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema, wound dehiscence, apnea with hypotension, and false passage.
Possible causes that explain some of the injuries include the creation of a false passage during uterine sounding or cervical dilation that misguided the applicator during insertion, uterine wall thinning from prior endometrial ablation, mechanical instrumentation, C-section, and prolonged use of Depo-Provera (medroxy-progesterone) leading to uterine wall thinning, and failure to follow instructions for use.
Acute false passage is treated by urethral stenting with an indwelling catheter with or without endoscopic assistance for a short period of time.
During the cystoscopy, a false passage was noted in the bulbar urethra on the posterior wall, due to prior traumatic catheterization and there were multiple abscesses in the prostate.
Care should be taken not to break the thin medial bulla wall and thereby create a false passage.