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Do i need a urinary catheterization for appendectomy?

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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not always: Depends on whether the appendix has perforated, if there is already peritonitis, if the diagnosis is clear or there are alternative diagnoses. There are also technical reasons, for instance the appendix can be very close to the bladder.
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