Definition : Tubes designed to provide access to the small intestines (duodenum or jejunum) through the nose. These devices typically consist of a rubber or plastic tube that is inserted through the nose, down the throat, through the esophagus, along the lesser curvature of the stomach, through the pyloric sphincter, and into the duodenum. Nasoenteral tubes are longer than nasogastric tubes. Dedicated tubes used for decompression and/or enteral feeding are also available.
Entry Terms : "Gastrointestinal Tubes" , "Nasoenteral Tubes" , "Tubes, Gastrointestinal, Homer Smathers" , "Tubes, Gastrointestinal, Rehfus" , "Tubes, Gastrointestinal"
UMDC code : 27109