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June 27, 1966

Removal of the Indwelling Catheter

JAMA. 1966;196(13):1160. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100260098039

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To the Editor:—  With respect to Dr. Kelley's method (196:599, 1966) for deflating the retention balloon of a urethral catheter, we have employed a similar procedure for the past 20 years. We have used 2 cc of chloroform, and to prevent any discomfort the bladder is distended with water prior to the injection.

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