A descriptive study on urethral catheter removal on 2nd versus 4th day after transurethral resection of prostate


  • Ravi Teja P. Department of Urology, GTDMCH, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
  • Kiron Krishnaprasad Department of Urology, GTDMCH, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
  • Ravi Chandra K. Department of Urology, GTDMCH, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
  • M. Nazar Nazar Department of Urology, GTDMCH, Alappuzha, Kerala, India




BPH, Transurethral resection of prostate, Catheter removal


Background: BPH refers to the benign age-related growth of the prostate. A number of treatment methods for BOO have been proposed over the years, but transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) remains the standard by which all others may be judged. This study is intended to explore the feasibility and safety of catheter removal on day 2 after TURP as compared with 4-5th day catheter removal. Aims and objectives: To find percentage of patients who are able to void and compare duration of hospital stay in 2nd vs 4th day catheter removal after TURP.

Methods: It is a descriptive study on 52 patients who underwent TURP in the department of urology, GTDMCH, Alappuzha. Post operatively depending on surgeon’s choice catheters are removed on 2nd /4th POD. Patients who void satisfactorily will be discharged after a 24 hour observation period.

Results: Mean age of study is 66.26. Patients who are able to void after catheter removal on POD 2 is 90.39% vs POD 4 is 91.18. Mean hospital stay in POD 2 is 3.87 vs POD 4 is 5.5, percentage of patients who had transient incontinence after surgery in POD 2 is 4.8 vs 5.8 in POD 4.

Conclusions: There is no difference in percentage of patients who are able to void in both groups. There is no difference in POD 2 and POD 4 groups in terms of complication. Whereas hospital stay reduced in POD 2 group, thus reducing cost burden to the patient and family.


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