Early catheter removal following radical retropubic prostatectomy

R. T. DeMarco, R. Bihrle, R. S. Foster

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Indwelling urethral catheters are bothersome for patients following radical retropubic prostatectomy. At Indiana University, to alleviate postoperative discomfort, early removal of urethral catheters has become commonplace. In our series of patients, complications were infrequent and removal improved patient mobility and reduced discomfort. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Urologic Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 13 2000


  • Indwelling urethral catheter
  • Radical retropubic prostatectomy
  • Urinary continence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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