AB071. Do we need a new technique to insert a foley catheter just after transurethral surgery of the BPH?
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AB071. Do we need a new technique to insert a foley catheter just after transurethral surgery of the BPH?

Yu Seob Shin, Jae Hyung You, Jong Kwan Park

Department of Urology, Chonbuk National University of Medical School and Biomedical Research Institute and Clinical Trial Center for Medical Devices of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, 561-182, Republic of Korea


Objective: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a gold standard surgical procedure to treat the bothersome BPH induced LUTS within the range less than 100 mL. Just after a complete resection of the prostate, especially the posterior portion, however, the insertion of a Foley catheter could be very difficult or impossible, even while using a stylet. We demonstrates two techniques to more easily insert a Foley catheter just after performing the TURP.

Methods: Among 152 men who underwent TURP by bipolar surgical unit, we found that 27 men experienced the Foley catheter getting stuck while being inserted in the usual way. This was because of the excessive resection of the posterior portion of the prostate just underneath the bladder neck. In the 27 men, we then inserted a 20 Fr sized Foley catheter through an anterior- and upward-movement of posterior prostatic capsule by pressing the rectal wall using a finger and a flexible urethral catheter instead of a stylet. We filmed the inside view of the patient who underwent suprapubic open prostatectomy and transurethral adjustment continuously.

Results: For the case of the 27 men concerned, by adopting this novel technique, the Foley catheter was completely and safely inserted just after the TURP without any complication.

Conclusions: The two techniques to insert a Foley catheter just after the TURP can be performed safely within the set time limit without having to use any other medical device such as the stylet.

Keywords: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); transurethral resection of prostate (TURP); equipment; surgical instruments; urinary catheterization; translational research


doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s071


Cite this abstract as: Shin YS, You JH, Park JK. Do we need a new technique to insert a foley catheter just after transurethral surgery of the BPH? Transl Androl Urol 2016;5(Suppl 1):AB071. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s071

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