Early removal of urinary catheter after radical retropubic prostatectomy is both feasible and desirable.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility and desirability of removing the urinary catheter 7 days after radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODS Between February 28, 2000 and October 5, 2000, 184 men underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy by a single surgeon. Of these men, 97% underwent gravity cystography under fluoroscopic control on postoperative… (More)

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