Mitrofanoff: Catheterization and care

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Following a mitrofanoff operation, parents and children will empty the child's bladder using a catheter. Learn about how to use and care for a catheter.

Key points

  • Parents and children need to learn how to catheterize a Mitrofanoff.
  • A Mitrofanoff should be catheterized at least every three to four hours during the day.
  • You will need supplies before you catheterize a Mitrofanoff.
  • A child with a Mitrofanoff should wear a medic alert bracelet.
  • Tell all of the child's doctors about the Mitrofanoff.
Last updated: November 10th 2009