Sengstaken-Blakemore tube

[ sĕngztā′kən-blākmôr′ ]

n.

A triple-lumen tube of which one lumen is used to drain the stomach and two lumen are used to inflate attached gastric and esophageal balloons; used for treatment of bleeding esophageal varices.


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