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.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1993|