The surgical risk of suprapubic catheter insertion and long-term sequelae.

  title={The surgical risk of suprapubic catheter insertion and long-term sequelae.},
  author={Rashpal S. Ahluwalia and Nav Johal and Chris Kouriefs and Gordon G Kooiman and Bruce S I Montgomery and Roger O Plail},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={88 2},
INTRODUCTION Suprapubic catheter (SPC) insertion is a common urological procedure, which is often referred to as safe and simple even in inexperienced hands. There is, however, very little published evidence on the safety of this procedure. Our study aimed to provide evidence on the associated morbidity and mortality and provide guidance for practising clinicians. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 219 patients who underwent SPC insertion under cystoscopic guidance at two urology institutions… CONTINUE READING
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