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J Urol. 1995 Apr;153(4):1179-81.

Placement of large suprapubic tube using peel-away introducer.

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Urology Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.


We describe a new method for placing a large suprapubic tube and report our experience with 56 patients. This method uses a specially designed fascial dilator and peel-away introducer to place an 18F Foley catheter suprapubically. In our experience the method is simple and effective for the exchange of a small suprapubic tube to an 18F Foley catheter, and for primary placement of a large suprapubic tube. It is easily performed at the bedside or during a minor procedure with the patient under local anesthesia.

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