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Trocars, Abdominal, Suprapubic

Definition : Trocars designed to puncture the abdominal wall at a point above the pubic arc in order to provide access to the urinary tract. These instruments typically consist of a manual, handheld device with a sharp pyramidal or conical strong and solid pointed rod at the distal end and a proximal large handle. Suprapubic trocars are usually fitted into a cannula or sleeve; the trocar is used to pierce the skin and the abdominal wall (i.e., percutaneously) reaching the urinary bladder and urinary tract and then are removed, leaving the cannula in place. Suprapubic trocars are mainly intended to provide access to the urinary bladder for insertion of a drainage catheter (or tube) through the anterior abdominal wall when access to the bladder through the urethra is very difficult or not desirable.

Entry Terms : "Suprapubic Abdominal Trocars" , "Trocars, Suprapubic"

UMDC code : 16421

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