Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Stomach tubing

Synonym(s): Orogastric intubation

Contributor(s): Kenneth Simpson

Introduction

  • Placing a stomach tube allows:
    • Removal of gastric contents Gastric lavage.
    • Administration of substances.
    • Decompression.

Uses

  • Administration of radiographic contrast media for gastric Radiography: gastrography or intestinal Radiography: barium series contrast radiography.
  • Administration of drugs or therapies, eg activated charcoal in poisoning cases.
  • Emptying of stomach following toxin ingestion.
  • Feeding inappetant patients - usually nasoesophageal.

Advantages

  • Relatively safe if carried out correctly.
  • Simple and requires only equipment usually found in veterinary practice.
  • Effective.
  • Cheap.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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