Title

Prophylactic Ureteric Catheters in Colon Surgery--How Safe are They? Report of Three Cases.

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-1990

Abstract

Preoperative placement of ureteral catheters has been recommended for prevention of ureteral injuries. During a three-year period, prophylactic ureteral catheters were inserted selectively in 59 patients undergoing colorectal surgery in whom a difficult dissection was anticipated. Three patients developed reflux anuria after the use of prophylactic ureteral catheters. The safety of these catheters is questioned, and the diagnoses and methods of preventing ureteral injuries are discussed.

Volume

33

Issue

6

First Page

508

Last Page

510

ISSN

0012-3706

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2351005

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article