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Tubes, Esophageal, Decompression

Definition : Esophageal tubes designed to remove air and liquids from the esophagus (i.e., decompression) using an external suction apparatus. These devices typically consist of a double-lumen radiopaque tube that may include an antireflux valve, permitting continuous air flow while preventing contact with the gastric reflux; the tube usually includes an integral tapered connector that can be cut to form a funnel. Esophageal suction tubes are used to eliminate fluids and/or other products from the esophagus secretions (e.g., from the proximal portion of an atretic esophagus); they are frequently introduced into the upper pouch of the esophagus during treatment of congenital esophagus atresia in newborns.

Entry Terms : "Tubes, Gastrointestinal Decompression" , "Decompression Tubes" , "Tubes, Decompression"

UMDC code : 27116

   

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