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Catheters, Nasogastric, Injection/Irrigation

Definition : Nasogastric catheters designed for both injection of bleeding lesions in and irrigation of the upper gastrointestinal tract. These catheters consist of a double-lumen tube, typically 160 cm in length and 2.3 to 2.7 mm in diameter. One lumen contains a retractable needle with several-millimeter extrusion capability; irrigation is delivered via a second lumen. Injection/irrigation nasogastric catheters are used for administration of sclerosing solutions (e.g., polidocanol) and vasoconstrictors (e.g., adrenaline) in the treatment of esophageal varices and peptic ulcers.

Entry Terms : "Catheters, Irrigation"

UMDC code : 18723

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

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