An easy technique for removal of knotted catheter in the bladder: percutaneous suprapubic cystoscopic intervention

ÖZKAN A., OKUR M., KAYA M., Buyukkaya R., Katranci A. O., Kucuk A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.7, pp.603-605, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-605
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Uncontaminated urine samples are indispensable to precisely diagnose urinary tract infections in newborns or infants. Among many clinical interventions for urine collection are described, the most common noninvasive practice is using sterile bags, associated with significant contamination of samples. In children, however, invasive methods i.e. catheterization, are generally needed for reliable urine specimens. Almost always all the inserted catheters are easily drawn back, nevertheless, might not work as expected, and lead to considerable problems that cannot be overcome. Herein, a case of a female newborn treated with a successful percutaneous suprapubic cystoscopic procedure for extracting knotted urinary catheter in the bladder is presented. The least invasive and easiest technic is suggested to be used when catheter is knotted in the bladder, as elaborately stated.