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A solution to the non-deflating balloon of a suprapubic catheter
  1. T S Huseyin,
  2. S M Moalypour
  1. Accident and Emergency, Kingston Hospital, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr T S Huseyin, 42 Beechcroft Avenue, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3EE, UK;


A case report describes the successful aspiration of a non-deflating suprapubic urinary catheter by passing a cannula directly down the fistula tract. It is a relatively safe and simple procedure that can be performed in an accident and emergency department.

  • suprapubic urinary catheter
  • balloon
  • deflation

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