Suprapubic catheters in colectomy

Kumiko Hongo, Seiichirou Yamamoto


Bladder catheterization is commonly used in the perioperative period to monitor the urinary output and to prevent postoperative retention. This can be done by transurethral (TUC) or suprapubic catheterization (SPC). Although TUC is the most preferred among abdominal surgeons in many countries, its notable disadvantage include urethral discomfort and the associated occurrence of urinary tract infection (UTI), recatheterization and low satisfaction.