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cath·e·ter

 (kăth′ĭ-tər)
n.
A hollow flexible tube for insertion into a body cavity, duct, or vessel to allow the passage of fluids or distend a passageway. Its uses include the drainage of urine from the bladder through the urethra or insertion through a blood vessel into the heart for diagnostic purposes.

[Late Latin, from Greek kathetēr, from kathīenai, kathe-, to send down : kat-, kata-, cata- + hīenai, to send; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

catheter

(ˈkæθɪtə)
n
(Medicine) med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek kathetēr, from kathienai to send down, insert]

cath•e•ter

(ˈkæθ ɪ tər)

n.
a thin flexible tube inserted into a bodily passage, vessel, or cavity to allow fluids to pass into or out of it, to distend it, or to convey diagnostic or other instruments through it.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin < Greek kathetḗr something inserted, catheter]

cath·e·ter

(kăth′ĭ-tər)
A thin, flexible tube inserted into a duct of the body to remove a blockage or to drain fluid.

catheter

- A tube inserted for withdrawing bodily fluids, it comes from Greek kathienai, "send or let down."
See also related terms for tube.

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A fine, plastic tube used in diagnostic procedures to examine internal organs and passages or as a drain to empty organs such as the bladder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catheter - a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
endotracheal tube - a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations
katetri
kateter
cewnikkateter
katéter
kateter
kateter

catheter

[ˈkæθɪtəʳ] Ncatéter m

catheter

[ˈkæθɪr] ncathéter m

catheter

nKatheter m

catheter

[ˈkæθɪtəʳ] n (Med) → catetere m

cath·e·ter

n. catéter, sonda, tubo usado para drenar o introducir líquidos;
___ holderportacatéter.

catheter

n (venous, arterial) catéter m; (urinary) sonda; central venous — catéter venoso central; epidural — catéter epidural; Foley — sonda Foley, sonda vesical; Hickman — catéter Hickman; implantable — catéter implantable; peripherally-inserted central — (PICC) catéter central de inserción periférica; pulmonary artery o Swan-Ganz — catéter de arteria pulmonar, catéter de Swan-Ganz; urinary — sonda or catéter vesical, sonda or catéter en la vejiga
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In a pure laparoscopic case, passing a retrograde ureteral catheter over a guidewire may help locate the site of obstruction.
The procedure included the placement of a double-J ureteral catheter and a perirenal drainage catheter.
A 6-French (6F) open-ended ureteral catheter was inserted under cystoscopic guidance while the patient was in the lithotomy position under general anesthesia, following which the patient was placed in prone position.
For the reconstructive approach, the following steps were accomplished: section of the renal caudal pole; aspiration of urine for bacterial culture assays; opening of the ureter; insertion of an ureteral catheter, and uretero-calicial anastomosis.
Experience with new double J ureteral catheter stent.
7) reported a technique for a completely tubeless PCNL without any externalized ureteral catheter or double-J stent.
A 5F ureteral catheter was placed through the avulsed proximal ureter projecting into the retroperitoneum.
Prior to patient positioning, an open-ended ureteral catheter in the unaffected moiety is placed cystoscopically.
If you suspect injury, confirm ureteral patency by making a cystotomy in the bladder dome to visualize the orifices, and attempt to pass a ureteral catheter or pediatric feeding tube through the orifice into the ureter until you reach a point above the area of concern.
Once access to the kidney is obtained, the surgeon may opt to dilate the ureter with a balloon dilator, dilating ureteral catheter, or a dual lumen ureteral catheter.