flatus tube

flatus tube

A rectal tube to facilitate expulsion of flatus. It formerly was used in cases of severe distention or before a saline enema.
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Enemas, flatus tube, nasogasutric tubes, ice cold and hot water bottle and local applications were more popular.
Madam, the treatment of sigmoid volvulus especially in relation to flatus tube insertion needs to be prompt and is often left to junior colleagues which during the night can lead to some limitations requiring quick thinking and innovation.
A flatus tube was passed to attempt to decompress the bowel but no gas was released.