If such symptoms arise the probang must be withdrawn at once.
He covered a probang with the skin of a small eel, or the gut of a lamb or cat.
Should our efforts entirely fail, we must then endeavor to force the obstruction downward by means of the probang.
The probang is used when the former remedies are ineffectual.
The diagnosis is complete if, upon passing the probang (a flexible tube made for this purpose), an obstruction is encountered.
probang pro·bang (prō'bāng')
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used chiefly to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.