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Sengstaken Blackenesse Tube Tempode


Weak and distended veins in the esophagus, known as esophageal varices are known to bleed due to several reasons. A Sengstaken Blackenesse Tube is a medical device which is used to apply pressure on the weak veins and stop the ongoing bleeding that can be the result of acute life-threatening bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices that does not respond to medical therapy (including endoscopic hemostasis and vasoconstrictor therapy) or if these therapies are not available at all.