A PROSPECTIVE SUTDY OF ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN NONDEFLATABLE FOLEY’S URETHRAL CATHETERS AND EVALUATION OF A DEFLATION TECHNIQUE

Tariq Mufti, Syed Sultan, Rashid Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Aziz Ahmed Qazi, Ghazanfar Ali

Abstract


Abstract: 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, evaluation
of a simple method of deflation of the balloons in stuck catheters carried out and the
procedure is described. No definite conclusion is drawn as for the cause of obstruction
to the balloon concerned. However, percutaneous suprapubic needle puncture without
ultrasonic or radiographic assistance is found to be a safe, simple and effective
technique for deflation of obstructed balloons of the catheters.

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