Early catheter removal after anterior anastomotic (3 days) and ventral buccal mucosal onlay (7 days) urethroplasty.

@article{AlQudah2005EarlyCR,
  title={Early catheter removal after anterior anastomotic (3 days) and ventral buccal mucosal onlay (7 days) urethroplasty.},
  author={Hosam S Al-Qudah and Andre G L Cavalcanti and Richard A Santucci},
  journal={International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={459-63; discussion 464}
}
INTRODUCTION Physicians who perform urethroplasty have varying opinions about when the urinary catheter should be removed post-operatively, but research on this subject has not yet appeared in the literature. We performed voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) on our anterior urethroplasty patients on days 3 (anastomotic) and 7 (buccal) in an effort to determine the earliest day for removal of the urethral catheter. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective chart review of 29 urethroplasty patients from… CONTINUE READING