What are the complications of specific treatments for neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Complications of specific interventions include the following:

  • Long-term indwelling catheters - Recurrent bladder infection, bladder stones, ascending pyelonephritis, and urethral erosion
  • Intermittent catheterization - Bladder infections or urethral injury
  • Long-term suprapubic tubes - Bladder spasms, bladder stone formation, and bladder infection
  • Potential problems unique to suprapubic catheters include skin infection, hematoma, bowel injury, and problems with catheter reinsertion

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