Arch Dis Child 62:1072-1073 doi:10.1136/adc.62.10.1072
  • Research Article

Successful suprapubic aspiration of urine.

  1. C O'Callaghan,
  2. P N McDougall
  1. Department of Neonatology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.


      When the bladder of neonates requiring suprapubic aspiration of urine was shown to contain urine on ultrasound scanning, suprapubic aspiration was successful on the first attempt in all cases. Without prior scanning only 36% of first attempts at aspiration were successful.