Suprapubic Aspiration (SPA, Bladder Tap)

Last updated 10.08.13

 

Definition

-  Aspiration/drainage or urinary bladder via a suprapubic approach

Indications

Urinary retention

- Pelvic trauma

- Febrile infant

 

Procedure

-  May be done by US guidance

-  Apply negative pressure to syringe until urine aspirated

 

 

Tap

 

Features

-  Similar to Suprapubic Catheter (SPC) insertion

 

 

 

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