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Male Catheters
 
 
Male Catheters
Urinary catheters are used for a wide variety of indications including to relieve urinary retention, measure urine output and collect urine samples. Male catheterisation can be more difficult and higher risk than female catheterisation due to the length and course of the male urethra.
 

Iatrogenic Hypospadias

 
 

Overview

    • Clinical Features

    • Erythema surrounding the urethral meatus (early)
    • Erosion of the urethral meatus (late)
    • Cause

    • Continuous downward pressure in a long-term catheter.
    • Prevention

    • Fix the catheter to the lower abdomen to prevent downward pressure.
Last updated on January 1st, 2018
 
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