* * *Fo·ley catheter 'fō-lē- n a catheter with an inflatable balloon tip for retention in the bladderFoley 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.
* * *an indwelling catheter that has a balloon filled with air or liquid to retain it in place in the bladder.
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