Prophylactic ureteric catheters in laparoscopic colorectal surgery

S. Tsujinaka, S. D. Wexner, G. DaSilva, D. R. Sands, E. G. Weiss, J. J. Nogueras, Jonathan Efron, A. M. Vernava

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Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of ureteric catheter placement in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and to assess the morbidity related to this procedure. Methods: Between 1994 and 2001, 313 elective laparoscopic colorectal surgeries were performed. Patients with and without ureteric catheters were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Catheter placement was attempted in 149 patients (catheter group) and was not attempted in 164 (controls). There were no significant differences between groups in the number of patients with prior colorectal resection (p=0.286) or other abdominal surgery (p=0.074). Crohn's disease and diverticulitis were more common in the catheter group than among controls (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Conversion
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Ureteric catheter
  • Ureteric injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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Tsujinaka, S., Wexner, S. D., DaSilva, G., Sands, D. R., Weiss, E. G., Nogueras, J. J., ... Vernava, A. M. (2008). Prophylactic ureteric catheters in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Techniques in Coloproctology, 12(1), 45-50.