Mini-catheter used for bladder drainage following stress-incontinence surgery and the factors relating to drainage failure

T. H. Su, J. M. Yang, C. P. Chen, H. J. Wei, Y. M. Hwu, Y. C. Yang

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine the most effective length for the mini-catheter and to discuss factors relating to drainage failure. Methods: Prospective study of a No. 8 silastic feeding tube for bladder drainage omits the necessity of additional catheterization for measuring residual urine. This two-part study in which 146 patients took part, first, determined the suitable length for insertions for the perforated portion and the imperforated portion; then, gauged the effectiveness of the mini-catheter with desired proportions. Results: Drainage is better when the imperforated portion is at least 5 cm in length (p = 0.0129). The length of the perforated portion, on the other hand, has less impact of the resultant drainage provided that its length does not exceed 5 cm. Beyond this length, an obstruction often occurs. There were 2 obstructions (1.3%) induced by blood clot as well as 9 patients (5.8%) who suffered from one, or more, complications attributed to the mini-catheter for reasons other than the length of insertion. Conclusions: When care is taken in creating a mini-catheter of the proper proportions, it offers many advantages and very few complications to gynecologists and patients alike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Bladder drainage
  • Feeding tube
  • Foley catheter
  • Mini-catheter
  • Urinary stress incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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