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A method and apparatus for valving body fluids involving a flexible tubular body with a drainage canal therethrough, including collapsible means for blocking the passageway and thereby preventing the flow of urine. The length of the device is such that one end protrudes into the bladder and the other end terminates interior of the meatus. The device includes a means for anchoring to secure it in place and a plug device for deflating and releasing the anchoring means and for collapsing the blocking means to facilitate removal of the device from the body. The device is manually actuable to an open position and means are provided to delay the closing of the device for a sufficient period of time to allow voiding of the bladder. The collapsible and expandable nature of the device facilitates its insertion and removal, particularly while passing through areas of restricted diameter.

Title
Method and apparatus for valving body fluids
Application Number
843747
Publication Number
5112306
Application Date
December 27, 1989
Publication Date
May 12, 1992
Inventor
Frank B Scott
Houston
TX, US
Bradford G Staehle
Minnetonka
MN, US
Eric P Berg
Woodbury
MN, US
John H Burton
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Mark Dryer
Lawrence C Akers
Peter C Richardson
Assignee
American Medical Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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