Jun 22, 2018
Author: Aaron Lessen, MD.
- When foley is stuck, balloon may not have
- Make sure balloon is not in the urethra, which can block
- Cut off the port as it may be obstructed.
- If still not draining, pass guide wire through port to unclog
- Other techniques have been described using mineral oil to
dissolve, rupturing the balloon through over-inflation, and
transcutaneous guided drainage.
- Crystallization can be a cause of catheter obstruction -
sterile water may be a better solution to inflate the ballon than
saline when it is first placed.
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