Sengstaken-Blakemore tube placement. Use of balloon tamponade to control bleeding varices.

@article{Pasquale1992SengstakenBlakemoreTP,
  title={Sengstaken-Blakemore tube placement. Use of balloon tamponade to control bleeding varices.},
  author={Michael D Pasquale and Frank B. Cerra},
  journal={Critical care clinics},
  year={1992},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={743-53}
}
The management of acute variceal bleeding continues to challenge those who care for patients with portal hypertension. Survival depends on rapid institution of an established protocol for resuscitation, diagnosis, and management of the patient. Balloon tamponade plays an important part in the management of this problem along with pharmacologic and endoscopic modalities. It is important in closing, however, to note that guidelines for use cannot compensate for lack of experience and the authors… CONTINUE READING