gastrointestinal decompression

gastrointestinal decompression

The removal of contents of the intestinal tract by use of suction through a tube inserted into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The tube may be inserted through the nasopharynx or oropharynx, or via gastrostomy. See: Salem sump tube; Levin tube; See: Wangensteen tube;
See: Wangensteen tube
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