Tiemann / Coudé Tip

Tiemann catheters have a small section at the very end which is bent upwards, these can also be known as Coudé tipped catheters.  The purpose of the angled tip is to assist in negotiating the upward bend in the male urethra.  The angled tip facilitates passage through the bladder neck in the presence of obstruction and may be useful if you have an enlarged prostate gland, stricture or scarring.