REPERCUSSIONS OF SENGSTAKEN- BLAKEMORE TUBE FOR UNCONTROLLED VARICEAL HEMORRHAGE - A BLIND PROCEDURE
Dr. Shazaf Masood Sidhu*, Dr. Sawera Kolachi, Dr. Sania Farooq and Dr. Tehreem Sikander
Sengstaken-Blakemore tube is the last resort for it gives temponade affect in case variceal bleeding which is uncontrolled, when all the measures fail SB tube is the resort of choice.
The article explains the potential harm to the patient if the SB tube is passed by an inexperienced healthcare personnel.
Keywords: Variceal bleeding, Sengstaken-Blakemore tube, blind procedure, mishandling.
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