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Inside the Bladder: Damage Caused by Foley Catheters

Clinical studies have indicated that the Foley catheter design can cause damage to the bladder. Poiesis Medical LLC has made a strong effort to document evidence of Foley trauma using cystoscopic photographs.

The following collection is a sample of some of the images that have been collected. They reveal the extent to which the Foley catheter design can contribute to trauma in the bladder. The comparison is a stark contrast with the final image, which is a cystoscopic photograph of a healthy bladder.


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