JOHN J. ROZANSKI, M.D.; ALAN SAMAREL, M.D.; ALLEN KAUFMAN, M.D.; ARTHUR VOGELMAN, M.D.
To the editor: The report by Coffey, Gordon, and Mayes, "Gaseous Distention of an Intestinal Tube Bag Relieved by Transabdominal Puncture," in the October issue (Ann Intern Med 85:480-481, 1976) prompts this report of what might well be the treatment of choice for removal of a distended long-intestinal tube balloon, namely, by oral removal in a hyperbaric chamber.
A 19-year-old boy with recurrent partial small bowel obstruction due to regional enteritis of the terminal ileum underwent a prolonged 2-week period of long tube intubation. During this intubation, the balloon of a Kaslow tube became distended with gas despite proper preparation
ROZANSKI JJ, SAMAREL A, KAUFMAN A, VOGELMAN A. Hyperbaric Removal of Intestinal Tube Balloon. Ann Intern Med. ;86:245–246. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-245_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):245-246.
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