A PROSPECTIVE SUTDY OF ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN NONDEFLATABLE FOLEY’S URETHRAL CATHETERS AND EVALUATION OF A DEFLATION TECHNIQUE
AbstractAbstract: A prospective study was conducted on 27 cases of non-deflatable selfretaining foley’s urethral catheters, comparing a number of variables like age, sex,disease, duration of catheterization, and type of catheter used. In addition, evaluationof a simple method of deflation of the balloons in stuck catheters carried out and theprocedure is described. No definite conclusion is drawn as for the cause of obstructionto the balloon concerned. However, percutaneous suprapubic needle puncture withoutultrasonic or radiographic assistance is found to be a safe, simple and effectivetechnique for deflation of obstructed balloons of the catheters.
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