Acute retention of urine is a urological emergency. Urethral catheterisation is occasionally not possible. Then suprapubic cystostomy remains the treatment of choice. The two different approaches practised are percutaneous push-in technique using a peel away sheath or the metal trocar and open surgical method. The existing percutaneous technique was modified by me to make it simple and cheap.
Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 4, December 2008 138-139