Suprapubic catheter is a catheter surgically placed in an individual’s bladder. It exits and drains urine out through the incision above the symphasis pubis.
The suprapubic catheter is anchored with sutures and a comerically prepared body seal. Urine then drains into a urinary drainage bag (catheter bag).
The suprapubic catheter reduces infection risk usually associated with indwelling catheters where a tube is inserted directly into the bladder through the urethra.
Suprapubic catheritization may be used when:
- sediments, clots, encrustations or the abdominal wall itself can block the suprapubic catheter.
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