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Bladder Management: Mitrofanoff Procedure (7577)

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Bladder Management: Mitrofanoff procedure

This is a surgical procedure where a passage
is created in the wall of your abdomen that
connects your bladder to your belly button.
This allows you to empty your bladder by
passing a catheter through the abdomen,
instead of your urethra. This procedure
allows the person to catheterize themselves
without removing clothing or needing to
transfer to a bed or toilet. It is most often
used in women after spinal cord injury, but
can be used for men. If you want to know
more about this procedure, you will need to
see a urologist.

How to catheterize through your
ξ Gather your equipment you need –
catheter, lubricating jelly (if your
catheter is not pre – lubricated)
ξ Wash your hands
ξ Drain the urine into the toilet or
other collection device
ξ Lubricate the end of the catheter if
ξ Gently insert the catheter into the
Mitrofanoff and guide it into the
ξ Allow the urine to drain
ξ Slightly move the catheter in the
bladder when it has stopped draining
to make sure the bladder is
completely empty
ξ When the bladder is empty remove
the catheter with care
ξ Cover and throw away the catheter
ξ Wash your hands

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