Wangensteen suction


: a method of draining fluid or secretions from body cavities (as the stomach) by means of an apparatus that operates on negative pressure

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“Wangensteen suction.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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