Catheter Glossary: (E)


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External condom catheter

Device that is secured externally with various adhesives to the penis shaft for the purpose of urine collection. The device must be connected with tubing to a urine collection bag.

External sphincter muscle

A round voluntary muscle surrounding the urethra that opens and closes to hold urine in or let it drain.

Extension tubing

Tubing that provides the connection between an external or indwelling catheter and a urine collection bag or leg bag. May also serve as a connection between an ostomy pouch or wound drainage collector. Typically made of latex or vinyl.


An oval-shaped hole in the insertion end of the catheter to facilitate drainage of urine from the bladder. Eyelets are usually two in number and may be across from each other or offset.

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