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Miller-Abbott tube

noun Mil·ler-Ab·bott tube \ ˈmil-ər-ˈab-ət- \

medical Definition of Miller-Abbott tube

:a double-lumen balloon-tipped rubber tube used for the purpose of decompression in treating intestinal obstruction

Biographical Note for miller-abbott tube

  • Miller, Thomas Grier (1886–1981), and Abbott, William Osler (1902–1943), American physicians. Miller and Abbott introduced their intestinal tube in 1934. Three years later Abbott devised another tube, this one for use in the postoperative care of gastroenterostomy cases.

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