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Tubes, Nasoenteral, Decompression

Definition : Nasoenteral tubes designed for use with an external suction apparatus (e.g., a three-bottle system) to remove air and liquids (i.e., decompression) from the stomach and duodenum. These devices typically consist of a clear plastic tube that is inserted through the nose, down the throat, through the esophagus and stomach, and into the duodenum. Decompression nasoenteral tubes are used to remove air and liquids from the stomach, frequently after surgical procedures and/or in emergency procedures.

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

UMDC code : 27134

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