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An indwelling bladder catheter

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17 June 2015

Malignant neoplasm of the bladder - An indwelling bladder catheter Factor

A catheter is used to drain urine from the bladder where bladder control does not enable this to be done normally.  The catheter can be inserted via the urethra or directly into the bladder via an incision in the abdominal wall (suprapubic catheter).  An indwelling catheter can be left in place for weeks at a time; it is usually held securely by an inflated balloon at the end of the catheter.  Conditions requiring long term catherisation include spinal cord injuries, advanced multiple sclerosis, dementia, and  bladder neck obstruction.

Last Reviewed for CCPS 12 March 2008.

INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTS
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Medical Report
 
Having an Indwelling Bladder Catheter - Malignant Neoplasm of the Bladder
MR9402.pdf
MR9402.docx
PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS [39116]

39125 there is some evidence that having an indwelling bladder catheter may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

39150 the veteran has had an indwelling bladder catheter for a continuous period of at least ten years, excepting routine catheter changes, at some time.

39151 the veteran had an indwelling bladder catheter for a continuous period of at least ten years, excepting routine catheter changes, before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

39152 the veteran had an indwelling bladder catheter for a continuous period of at least ten years, excepting routine catheter changes, before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration as a consequence of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

39155  the veteran has established the causal connection between having an indwelling bladder catheter and VEA service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the bladder.

39156   the veteran has established the causal connection between having an indwelling bladder catheter and operational service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the bladder.

or

39157   the veteran has established the causal connection between having an indwelling bladder catheter and eligible service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the bladder.

CLINICAL ONSET AND OPERATIONAL SERVICE [39156]

39153  the identified illness or injury, for which the veteran had an indwelling bladder catheter for a continuous period of at least ten years, excepting routine catheter changes, is causally related to operational service.

CLINICAL ONSET AND ELIGIBLE SERVICE [39157]

39154  the identified illness or injury, for which the veteran had an indwelling bladder catheter for a continuous period of at least ten years, excepting routine catheter changes, is causally related to eligible service.