Wangensteen apparatus

Wangensteen apparatus
Wan·gen·steen apparatus 'waŋ-(g)ən-.stēn- n the apparatus used in Wangensteen suction called also Wangensteen appliance
Wangensteen Owen Harding (1898-1981)
American surgeon. Wangensteen enjoyed a career-long association with the University of Minnesota medical school and hospital. From 1937 to 1970 he was also coeditor of the medical journal Surgery. He did research on bowel obstruction, appendicitis, the genesis of peptic ulcers and their surgical management, and on the etiology of gallstones. In 1956 he published a study of cancer of the esophagus and stomach. He devised the Wangensteen apparatus in 1932 for the relief of distension in cases of intestinal obstruction.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wangensteen apparatus — ˈwaŋgənˌstēn noun also wangensteen appliance Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Owen H. Wangensteen b1898 : the apparatus used in Wangensteen suction …   Useful english dictionary

  • wangensteen appliance — noun see wangensteen apparatus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wangensteen suction — n a method of draining fluid or secretions from body cavities (as the stomach) by means of an apparatus that operates on negative pressure …   Medical dictionary

  • wangensteen suction — noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Owen H. Wangensteen b1898 American surgeon : a method of draining fluid or secretions from body cavities (as the stomach) by means of an apparatus that operates on negative pressure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • drainage — Continuous withdrawal of fluids from a wound or other cavity. capillary d. d. by means of a wick of gauze or other material. closed d. d. of a body cavity via a water or air tight system. Cf.:sump drain. dependent d. d. from the lowest part and… …   Medical dictionary

  • medicine, history of — Introduction  the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 20th century. Medicine and surgery before 1800 Primitive (primitive culture) medicine and folklore       Unwritten history is not… …   Universalium

  • Chemical brain preservation — is the process of preparing the brain, or entire central nervous system for long term, high quality storage. Unlike cryopreservation, chemical techniques do not require freezing and storage at extremely low temperatures. There is currently… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”