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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes were switched around and incorrectly inserted?

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Dr. James Lin
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In brief: A 3-way catheter?

Only the 3-way catheter has inflow and outflow channel with smaller caliber for inflow and larger caliber for outflow.
So, if mistakenly connected, the bladder will be quickly and severely distended with severe bladder pain - unbearable. If the irrigation inflow is higher than 100 cm of gravitation, bladder rupture may potentially occur. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login

In brief: A 3-way catheter?

Only the 3-way catheter has inflow and outflow channel with smaller caliber for inflow and larger caliber for outflow.
So, if mistakenly connected, the bladder will be quickly and severely distended with severe bladder pain - unbearable. If the irrigation inflow is higher than 100 cm of gravitation, bladder rupture may potentially occur. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login
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