Definition : Catheters designed to be introduced into the nostrils that are long enough to keep the distal tip inside the nasal cavities, including the nasal sinuses. These devices are typically a soft plastic or rubber tube that may include a balloon attached to its distal tip. Dedicated nasal catheters are available to control nose bleeding, to supply oxygen, and to dilate the nasal sinus passages (usually introduced through nasal endoscopes).
Entry Terms : "Nasal Catheters"
UMDC code : 18715