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Blakemore Tube- It is used in life threatening upper GI bleeding from ruptured esophageal/gastric varices. It holds pressure on the bleeding varices. This is only a temporary method to buy time for more definitive procedures to stop the bleeding. The tube is inserted [by an MD], kinda like a NG Tube. It’s inserted all the way to the stomach. The tube has 3 ports. 1st the MD will blow up the esophageal balloon to hold pressure on the esophageal varices [Port 1]. 2nd he will blow up the…

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Esophageal varices may or may not bleed. The condition that bleeds is life-threatening. Treatment aims to prevent or stop the bleeding, to avoid complications.... http://www.natural-health-news.com/esophageal-varices-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment