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Catheters, Urinary, Nephrostomy, Dilatation

Definition : Nephrostomy catheters designed for elimination of areas of narrowing (i.e., strictures) in the ureters, thereby increasing their lumen. These catheters typically consist of a flexible 7 Fr plastic tube including a hydraulic balloon at their tip that is inflated to 12 to 26 Fr. These catheters are mostly used for treatment of benign strictures in the upper urinary tract.

Entry Terms : "Dilatation Catheters"

UMDC code : 18745

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

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