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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 1999 June;51(2):103-4

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Early removal of catheter following transurethral resection of the prostate

Mottola A., Daniele G., Caselli B., Palminteri V.

Università degli Studi - Firenze, Clinica Urologica


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Background. Thanks to the introduction of new optical systems and advances in technology, transurethral resection is now the most widely used method in the management of prostatic adenoma.
Methods. A study has been carried out on 25 patients aged from 50 to 80 years submitted to an uncomplicated transurethral resection of the prostate for benign hyperplasia. Patients with intense retention of urine, capsular perforation, bladder neck undermining, considerable haemorrhage in the recovery room and postoperative fever have been excluded from the study. The urethral catheter which is normally removed 3 to 5 days post operatively, was removed within 24 hours of surgery.
Results. 80% of patients were discharged within 48 hours and the follow-up carried out by means of bacterial urinary culture, urinary pressure monitor and echography, showed that there were no significant complications.
Conclusions. In conclusions, this study made it possible to select patients on which an early catheter removal is possible and to evaluate the real advantages of such a method.

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