HERBERT L. DUPONT, M.D.; SHELDON E. GREISMAN, M.D.; RICHARD B. HORNICK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; D. K. WENTZ, M.D.; A. R. SCHWARTZ, M.D.
When intestinal tubing cannot be removed by firm traction on the proximal end, spontaneous passage through the intestinal tract should occur, provided the tube is beyond the stomach. Mistakenly, a double-lumened vinyl tube was sectioned without position verification by roentgenogram, and it coiled in the stomach. The tube remained confined to the stomach for 29 days and was recovered by firm, slow removal of an orally inserted fishing line that was allowed to become entangled with the sampling tube. This approach offers an alternative to esophagoscopy or gastrotomy for removing intestinal tubing from the stomach.
HERBERT L. DUPONT, SHELDON E. GREISMAN, RICHARD B. HORNICK, D. K. WENTZ, A. R. SCHWARTZ. Simple Method for Removal of Intestinal Tubing from the Stomach. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:584–586. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-584
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):584-586.
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