Duration of urethral catheterization after urethroplasty: how long is enough?

@article{Poelaert2017DurationOU,
  title={Duration of urethral catheterization after urethroplasty: how long is enough?},
  author={Filip Poelaert and Willem Oosterlinck and Anne-Francoise Spinoit and Nicolaas Lumen},
  journal={Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology},
  year={2017},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={
          372-376
        }
}
BACKGROUND To report the impact of duration of urethral catheterization (DUC) on the rate of extravasation on voiding cysto-urethrography (VCUG) and the subsequent need of catheter replacement in urethroplasty. METHODS Two hundred nineteen consecutive patients undergoing urethroplasty between October 2010 and November 2014 were evaluated for the impact of DUC. Patients were divided into 2 groups, based on the scheduled DUC≤10 days (group 1, N.=86) or >10 days (group 2, N.=133). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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