Balloon bursting:Transurethral puncture of a Foley catheter balloon

Smith, Stephanie F. ORCID: and Sengupta, Anup (2021) Balloon bursting:Transurethral puncture of a Foley catheter balloon. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2021 (1). ISSN 2042-8812

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We describe the case of a 76-year-old male who presented with a retained Foley catheter. On the initial attempt to deflate the Foley catheter with a syringe attached to the inflation port, no fluid was aspirated. Using a flexible cystoscope passed alongside the catheter, the balloon was punctured under direct vision with an intravesical needle passed through the cystoscope working channel. We discuss this innovative and safe method for balloon puncture via the transurethral route that can be achieved in the urology outpatient or endoscopy suite.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2021 Published by Oxford University Press and JSCR Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgery ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2746
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 May 2024 09:30
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 09:30
DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa588


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