Nasopharyngeal Tube

An elastic tube with one end cut at an angle. The other end is enlarged in diameter and may provide a firmly vulcanized or adjustable locking flange. It may accommodate (below its enlarged diameter) an intake tube for aspiration, insufflation, or resuscitation.

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