Suprapubic Cystostomy

Suprapubic Cystostomy

The Suprapubic Cystostomy course will teach you:

  • To create a connection between the bladder and the skin to allow catheterization of the bladder

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during a Suprapubic Cystostomy:

  • Retzius space injury
  • Limited needle insertion

With the following tips you might perform the Suprapubic Cystostomy even better:

  • Filling of the bladder
  • Optimal angle of the needle
  • Adequate needle insertion
  • Catheter verification by aspiration of urine

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Step by step

Bladder approach



Identify the bladder by palpation, percussion or if available a bladder scan. The bladder should be full.

Bladder filling

In case the bladder is not adequately filled, fill the bladder with 500 cc sterile fluids through the urinary catheter.

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