Catheter is the medical term for a thin tube inserted into a body cavity that usually remains there for a longer period of time. Medication catheters can be used to administer painkillers or anesthetics in specific parts of the body, for example. Other catheters may be used for letting fluids out of the body.

Comment on this page

What would you like to share with us?

We welcome any feedback and ideas - either via our form or by We will review, but not publish, your ratings and comments. Your information will of course be treated confidentially. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.

Please note that we do not provide individual advice on matters of health. You can read about where to find help and support in Germany in our information “How can I find self-help groups and information centers?

Print page