A specialty foley catheter is determined by the tip configuration, number of lumens or channels, and the size of the balloon. Specialty foley catheters may have tip types such as council, coude, olive, couvelaire or whistle and are typically used for surgical procedures.
- Used to navigate the male urethra, particularly when a stricture or BPH is present
- Some urologists find the coude tip useful in navigating the neck of the bladder in female patients, allowing easier insertion and reduced irritation
- Balloon is round and short to provide excellent seating in the bladder to minimize leakage and irritation to the trigone
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