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Encyclopedia > Suprapubic catheter

A suprapubic cystostomy is a surgically-created connection between the urinary bladder and the skin which is used to drain urine from the bladder in individuals with obstruction of normal urinary flow. Urinary flow may be blocked by swelling of the prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy), traumatic disruption of the urethra, congenital defects of the urinary tract, or by other obstructing objects such as kidney stones and cancer. Initially, a thin tube (catheter) is placed through the skin just above the pubic bone into the bladder, often with the assistance of ultrasound imaging. This catheter initially remains in place for up to a month while the tissue around it scars and forms a tract between the bladder and the skin. After the initial period, the catheter is changed intermittently in order to help prevent infections. A typical modern surgical operation Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia meaning hand work) is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... The interior of bladder. ... Urine is liquid waste excreted by the kidneys and is produced by the process of filtration. ... Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the increase in size of the prostate in middle_aged and elderly men. ... Female anatomy In anatomy, the urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. ... A congenital disorder is a medical condition that is present at birth. ... The urinary system is a system of organs, tubes, muscles, and nerves that work together to create, store, and carry, urine. ... Kidney stones are solid accretions (crystals) of dissolved minerals in urine found inside the kidneys or ureters. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Catheter disassembled In medicine, a catheter is a tube that a health professional may insert into part of the body. ... The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis -- called the pubic bone. ... A baby in its mothers womb, viewed in a sonogram Ultrasound is sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing, approximately 20 kilohertz/20,000 Hertz. ... An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. ...


References

Aguilera PA, Choi T, Durham BA. Ultrasound-guided suprapubic cystostomy catheter placement in the emergency department. J Emerg Med. 2004 Apr;26(3):319-21. PMID 15028331


 
 

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