Medical Dictionary

Foley catheter

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noun Fo·ley catheter \ˈfō-lē-\

Medical Definition of Foley catheter

  1. :  a catheter with an inflatable balloon tip for retention in the bladder

Biographical Note for foley catheter

Foley

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Frederic Eugene Basil

(1891–1966), American urologist. Foley in 1937 introduced an operation for stricture at the junction of the ureter and the kidney pelvis. The operation entailed the insertion of a rubber catheter now known as the Foley catheter.


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