Cantor tube

Can·tor tube

a long, single-lumen intestinal tube with a sealed, mercury-filled rubber bag tip; used to decompress or stent the small intestine.

Cantor tube

Etymology: Meyer O. Cantor, American physician, b. 1907
a long, single-lumen nasoenteric tube with a small, sealed, mercury-filled rubber bag at the distal end, used to relieve obstructions in the small intestine. The tube also contains drainage holes to allow for aspiration of intestinal contents.


Meyer O., U.S. physician, 1907–.
Cantor tube - a long, single-lumen intestinal tube.