OJU  Vol.2 No.4 , November 2012
A Novel, Safe Way of Removing Non-Deflatable Bladder Catheter
Abstract: Non-deflated balloon of a transurethral inserted bladder catheter is a problem that could be difficult to manage, especially in males. A variety of methods have been described to puncture the balloon and remove the catheter, though these can be associated with complications. We illustrate a simple and a safe method to overcome this problem using a flexible cystoscope under local anaesthesia.
Cite this paper: Z. Khan, U. Tahir Khan, I. Khan and T. Naeem Khan, "A Novel, Safe Way of Removing Non-Deflatable Bladder Catheter," Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 243-245. doi: 10.4236/oju.2012.24044.

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