The Minnesota Tube
-Flexible plastic tube with 4 important ...

The Minnesota Tube
-Flexible plastic tube with 4 important components
-Gastric Aspiration Port
-Gastric Balloon (400cc)
-Esophageal Balloon (inflated typically to 40mmHg)
-Esophageal Aspiration Port
-Minnesota Tube
-Used to stop bleeding in Upper GI bleed due to esophageal varices
-Traction applied so that the gastric balloon compresses the GE junction to reduce blood flow to the esophageal varices.
-Esophageal balloon inflated if the gastric balloon + traction does not stop bleeding (note esophageal balloon should only be inflated for 6 hours at a time as this could lead to necrosis).

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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