Foley Catheter

Foley Catheter

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FOLEY Balloon Catheter

Latex (100% Silicone coated)

Sterile / Single use only

10 pcs / box

 

Foley catheter is a flexible tube that is often passed through the urethra and into the bladder.

The tube has two separated lumens, running down its length.

One lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag.

The other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile water when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.

The name comes from the designer, Dr. Frederic Eugene Basil Foley, MD (April 5, 1891 – March 24, 1966), a surgeon – urologist working in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1930s.

His original design was adopted by C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, New Jersey, who manufactured the first prototypes and named them in honor of the surgeon.