Flatus tube | definition of flatus tube by Medical dictionary
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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After decompression of his bowel via large bore nasogastric and flatus tubes
and three repeated doses of 10 mg of sublingual nifedipine, his hypertension and rash rapidly resolved.