Wangensteen apparatus

Wangensteen apparatus

[wang′ənstēn]
Etymology: Owen H. Wangensteen, American surgeon, 1898-1981; L, ad + parare, to prepare
a nasogastroduodenal catheter and suction apparatus used for constant gentle drainage and decompression of the stomach or duodenum. It may be used to relieve abdominal distension that often occurs after surgery or that may complicate a GI disorder, especially an intestinal obstruction. See also Wangensteen tube.

Wangensteen,

Owen H., U.S. surgeon, 1898-1981.
Wangensteen apparatus
Wangensteen awl
Wangensteen carrier
Wangensteen clamp
Wangensteen colostomy
Wangensteen dissector
Wangensteen drain
Wangensteen drainage - continuous drainage by suction through an indwelling gastric or duodenal tube.
Wangensteen dressing
Wangensteen duodenal tube
Wangensteen forceps
Wangensteen herniorrhaphy
Wangensteen needle
Wangensteen needle holder
Wangensteen suction - a modified siphon that maintains constant negative pressure, used with a duodenal tube for the relief of gastric and intestinal distention. Synonym(s): Wangensteen tube
Wangensteen tissue inverter
Wangensteen trocar
Wangensteen tube - Synonym(s): Wangensteen suction