Sengstaken tube

Sengstaken-Blackmore tube

Sengstaken-Blackmore tube is a 3 lumen tube-

  • lumen to inflate gastric balloon ,
  • lumen to inflate oesophageal balloon and a
  • third lumen to aspirate gastric lumen

Minnesota tube- or modified Sengstaken-Blackmore tube is a four lumen tube with an additional lumen to aspirate oesophageal lumen to prevent aspiration from swallowed saliva and blood from the oesophageal varix

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