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Catheters, Colon, Indwelling

Definition : Colon catheters designed to be left in the colon during a long-term (e.g., several days or weeks) procedure. These devices typically consist of a multilumen catheter, usually plastic, whose distal tip includes an inflatable balloon, The catheter may also include radiopaque markers, a stopcock, and a retention cuff. The channels of the catheter are used for irrigation, administration of medications, and for delivery/withdrawal of fluids to or from the distal balloon; some catheters include a channel to allow stool to drain. The catheters are usually attached at the proximal end to irrigation pumps and may be attached to a fecal collection bag. Colon indwelling catheters are mainly used in the management of fecal incontinence but may be used also for other treatments of the colon and large intestine.

Entry Terms : "Bowel Catheters" , "Fecal Incontinence Catheters" , "Fecal Incontinence Colon Catheters" , "Indwelling Colon Catheters"

UMDC code : 28355

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Hollister Inc

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