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drainage tube

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Definition of drainage tube in English:

noun

A tube, usually of clear flexible plastic with lateral perforations, for draining a wound, abscess, etc.
Example sentences
  • A man with an intracerebral drainage tube and an intravenous cannula died after he had been given penicillin intracerebrally rather than intravenously as prescribed.
  • A negative pressure or suction force is then applied across the wound via a drainage tube embedded in the foam.
  • The allograft is cut and shaped to a desired size and is sutured in place over the drainage tube to prevent the tube from eroding into the conjunctiva.

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