INTRODUCTION: Bladder catheterization is a common practice after several surgical procedures; a wrong trans-urethral catheter position can affect the outcomes of some urological maneuvers. We assess with a physical model the variation of intra-vesical pressures due to different locations of the catheter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a plastic bag fulfilled with 5l of normal saline, we try to reproduce bladder condition assessing pressures in case of catheter located over or under the thigh. RESULTS: In case of catheter over the thigh, the flow of liquid is not allowed, and only a pressure of 23 cm of water induces the passage of fluid. CONCLUSION: A wrong catheter position may adversely affect intravesical pressures; this finding has to be taken into consideration, especially when dealing with post-urological surgery catheterization.

Urological concerns: Should trans-urethral catheter be located over or under the thigh? / DE STEFANI, Stefano; Sighinolfi, Maria Chiara; Micali, Salvatore; A., Mofferdin; DE CARNE, Cosimo; Grande, Marco Serafino; Rivalta, Massimo; Bianchi, Giampaolo. - In: MATURITAS. - ISSN 0378-5122. - STAMPA. - 61(3):(2008), pp. 285-286.

Urological concerns: Should trans-urethral catheter be located over or under the thigh?

DE STEFANI, Stefano;SIGHINOLFI, Maria Chiara;MICALI, Salvatore;DE CARNE, Cosimo;GRANDE, Marco Serafino;RIVALTA, Massimo;BIANCHI, Giampaolo
2008

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INTRODUCTION: Bladder catheterization is a common practice after several surgical procedures; a wrong trans-urethral catheter position can affect the outcomes of some urological maneuvers. We assess with a physical model the variation of intra-vesical pressures due to different locations of the catheter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a plastic bag fulfilled with 5l of normal saline, we try to reproduce bladder condition assessing pressures in case of catheter located over or under the thigh. RESULTS: In case of catheter over the thigh, the flow of liquid is not allowed, and only a pressure of 23 cm of water induces the passage of fluid. CONCLUSION: A wrong catheter position may adversely affect intravesical pressures; this finding has to be taken into consideration, especially when dealing with post-urological surgery catheterization.
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Urological concerns: Should trans-urethral catheter be located over or under the thigh? / DE STEFANI, Stefano; Sighinolfi, Maria Chiara; Micali, Salvatore; A., Mofferdin; DE CARNE, Cosimo; Grande, Marco Serafino; Rivalta, Massimo; Bianchi, Giampaolo. - In: MATURITAS. - ISSN 0378-5122. - STAMPA. - 61(3):(2008), pp. 285-286.
DE STEFANI, Stefano; Sighinolfi, Maria Chiara; Micali, Salvatore; A., Mofferdin; DE CARNE, Cosimo; Grande, Marco Serafino; Rivalta, Massimo; Bianchi, Giampaolo
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