Endoscopic placement of long intestinal tubes

A. Y. Lo, H. Shinya

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Partial intestinal obstruction has been successfully managed by the use of long intestinal tubes. For proper decompression, the long tube must pass beyond the pylorus; however, failure of the tube to progress by gravity alone has been reported to be as high as 46 per cent. A simple method of endoscopic placement of the long tube into the duodenum is described. If one is familiar with performing upper endoscopy, this technique can be learned easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-627
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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