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A novel cannulation technique for difficult urethral catheterization

Mehmet Kaynar, Murat Akand, Serdar Goktas
  • Mehmet Kaynar
    Department of Urology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey | mekaynar@gmail.com
  • Murat Akand
    Department of Urology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
  • Serdar Goktas
    Department of Urology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

Abstract

Introduction: To propose a novel cannulation technique for difficult urethral catheterization procedures. Technique: The sheath tip of an intravenous catheter is cut off, replaced to the needle tip and pushed through the distal drainage side hole to Foley catheter tip, and finally withdrawn for cannulation. In situations making urethral catheterization difficult, a guide wire is placed under direct vision. The modified Foley catheter is slid successfully over the guide wire from its distal end throughout the urethral passage into the bladder. Results: The modified Foley catheter was used successfully in our clinic in cases requiring difficult urethral catheterization. Conclusions: This easy and rapid modification of a Foley catheter may minimize the potential complications of blind catheter placement in standard catheterization.

Keywords

Technique; Difficult; Urethral catheterization

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