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Miller-Abbott tube (Thomas Grier Miller and William Osler Abbott)

Alternative eponyms

  • Abbott-Miller tube
  • Abbot's tube

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A long (3 m) double-channel intestinal tube

Description

A long (3 m) double-channel intestinal tube. Inserted through a nostril, the tube is passed through the stomach into the small intestine. Used for sampling gastrointestinal fluid or for therapeutic aspiration to relieve intestinal distension.

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