Suprapubic versus transurethral bladder drainage after radical prostatectomy: impact on patient discomfort.

@article{Orikasa2012SuprapubicVT,
  title={Suprapubic versus transurethral bladder drainage after radical prostatectomy: impact on patient discomfort.},
  author={Seiichi Orikasa and Koichi Kanbe and Shuichi Shirai and Ichiro Shintaku and Seiichi Kurosu},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={587-90}
}
We evaluated the feasibility and the benefits of total prostatectomy with suprapubic cystostomy drainage instead of a urethral Foley catheter. Of 65 consecutive total retropubic prostatectomies, 42 were carried out with the suprapubic cystostomy, and 23 with the urethral Foley catheter. Patients were asked postoperatively to complete a 5-cm visual analog scale on pain intensity related to the catheter and to urination after catheter removal. No problem related to cystostomy per se was observed… CONTINUE READING
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