PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC CYSTOSTOMY FOR BLADDER LOCALIZATION AND EXACT PLACEMENT OF A SUPRAPUBIC TUBE

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Abstract

Purpose

We describe a new technique for exact positioning and placement of a suprapubic tube.

Materials and Methods

The bladder dome and its relative position on the lower abdomen are localized using a flexible cystoscope, light source and abdominal palpation.

Results

The technique has been successfully used in patients who require long-term urinary drainage.

Conclusions

Percutaneous endoscopic cystostomy is simple, effective and easily performed and it simplifies the placement of a suprapubic tube in the difficult to localize bladder.

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