- 0Apr 16, '13 by ajitamamasitaIs there such thing as an 18 french coude catheter? If so, do you know who manufactures them? The supply lady at work says there is no such thing, only 18 fr and 18 coude, but my pts. daughter says that is what the pt. requires. I'm confused!!
- 1Apr 16, '13 by stephanie.Yes. Coude means elbow in French.
- 0Apr 28, '13 by 4_SqBard makes coude catheters and yes, they do come in a size 18 French.
The purpose of a coude is for a difficult catheterization (often to navigate around the prostate) in males
The coude tip is narrowed and slightly angled.
Nurses often require a physcians order to insert this type of catheter.