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Randomised trial of suprapubic puncture versus urethral catheterisation for cystography
  1. JULIE HENDERSON,
  2. ISABEL ARTHUR,
  3. JANE PEAKE,
  4. NEVILLE WRIGHT

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  5. RICHARD E J LEE

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  6. MALCOLM G COULTHARD
  1. Departments of Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Radiology*
  2. Royal Victoria Infirmary
  3. Queen Victoria Road
  4. Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

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    Editor,—Because urethral catheterisation for micturating cystography frequently causes discomfort and embarrassment in children, and is not always successful, we wondered whether suprapubic puncture would provide a suitable alternative,1and began a prospective randomised trial.

    All children needing micturating cystography were invited to be randomised to have either suprapubic puncture or urethral catheterisation; the study had ethics committee approval and …

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