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Mitrofanoff: Catheterization and Care (Child) [English] Permalink Public

A Mitrofanoff​ (say: me-TROFF-an-off) is a small tunnel from the bladder to the outside of the body. This tunnel is made with surgery (an operation). The opening on the outside of the body is called a stoma. Right after the operation, your child will have a tube that drains urine (pee) from the bladder. This is called a suprapubic catheter. A catheter is a thin, soft tube. Later, you and your child need to learn how to use a different kind of catheter. This catheter drains urine through the Mitrofanoff. You will put it in every time your child's bladder needs to be emptied. A nurse will teach you and your child how to catheterize the Mitrofanoff. (English)


Body Location:
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Infant/Children Illnesses and Disorders
  • Urination,
  • Catheter,
  • Urinating,
  • Urine,
  • Care,
  • Post-op,
  • Urinary,
  • Pee,
  • Peds,
  • Pediatric,
  • Stoma,
  • System,
  • Flow,
  • Post-operative
  • Children and Youth
  • Maternal Infant Child Youth
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November 10, 2009
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