A suprapubic aspiration or catheter placement can drain the bladder of urine under certain circumstances.


When a suprapubic drainage of the urinary bladder should be considered - all of the following:

(1) The urinary bladder is palpable above the pubic bone.

(2) The patient is unable to void urine.

(3) All attempts to catheterize the bladder via the urethra have failed.


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