Balloon cuffing and management of the entrapped Foley catheter

Mark L. Gonzalgo, Patrick C. Walsh

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We have experienced the inability to remove silicone Foley catheters even after complete deflation of the balloon. This potential complication can result from cuffing of the catheter balloon. We present a description of this phenomenon and approaches for successful management of a Foley catheter that has become entrapped due to balloon cuffing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-827
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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