Review of techniques to remove a Foley catheter when the balloon does not deflate.

Urology 2002 Jan;59(1):127-9

Department of Urology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA.

Failure of a Foley balloon to deflate may be caused by a faulty valve mechanism, blockage of the inflation channel, or, rarely, crystallization of the fluid within the balloon. We discuss the approach to successful management and present a stepwise algorithm to remove the catheter safely and expeditiously.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0090-4295(01)01483-2DOI Listing
January 2002
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