Using central venous catheter for suprapubic catheterization in cardiac surgery

Abstract

Suprapubic catheterization is an alternative method for urinary drainage that is used when transurethral catheterization fails. Traditionally, inserted large-bore suprapubic catheters may cause fatal complications. During the past decade, we used a small central venous catheter (CVC) suprapubicly in 16 male patients for the purpose of urinary drainage, when transurethral catheterization failed. The procedure is performed in no more than 10 minutes. Success rate was 100% and this approach did not lead to any complications. In conclusion, placing a CVC for suprapubic drainage is a safe method with a high success rate and we recommend it in patients with failed transurethral catheterization after a few attempts (2-3 attempts).

DOI: 10.2147/RRU.S125996

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@inproceedings{Bilehjani2017UsingCV, title={Using central venous catheter for suprapubic catheterization in cardiac surgery}, author={Eissa Bilehjani and Solmaz Fakhari}, booktitle={Research and reports in urology}, year={2017} }