probang


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pro·bang

 (prō′băng′)
n.
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.

[Alteration (probably influenced by probe) of earlier provang, perhaps from alteration of obsolete provet, surgical probe, from French éprouvette, from éprouver, to test, try out, from Old French esprover : es-, out (from Latin ex-, ex-) + prover, to prove; see prove.]

probang

(ˈprəʊbæŋ)
n
(Surgery) surgery a long flexible rod, often with a small sponge at one end, for inserting into the oesophagus, as to apply medication
[C17: variant, apparently by association with probe, of provang, name coined by W. Rumsey (1584–1660), Welsh judge, its inventor; of unknown origin]
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A probang is used to remove an object from, or apply medication to, which part of the body?
"Green was the first physician to apply topical medication to the larynx using a probang, and his claim in 1846 caused an international controversy.
Previous to the occurrence, it was affected with recurrent tympany for which repeated introduction of probang tube was undertaken.
Blood and probang samples (comprising oropharyngeal scrapings and fluid) were obtained from individual animals at 2-week intervals after their entry to the farm from which they moved regularly into the QENP for pasture and water.
At a society party when the father of a friend is choking to death Lilly steps up to the plate obtains a "probang" from the house medicine chest and uses the flexible tube to dislodge a peppermint that is stuck in the man's throat.
The additional diagnostic tools that may help to determine the location of obstruction include oral explorations, passing probang or stomach tube, esophageal endoscopy and radiography (Marzok et al., 2015).
At a society party when the father of a friend is choking to death, Lilly steps up to the plate, obtains a "probang" from the house medicine chest and uses the flexible tube to dislodge a peppermint that is stuck in the man's throat.
Attempt to pass a probang in oesophagus caudal to mid cervical region was unsuccessful.
The condition is diagnosed based on history, clinical signs, passing probang or stomach tube, radiography, ultrasound and palpation.
Inability to passing of a probang was confirmative of intraluminal complete obstruction of cervical esophagus.
Also, on passing the probang, it could be easily passed through the oesophagus upto the forestomach without any signs of distress in animal.
To confirm relief of obstruction, probang was passed down the esophagus into rumen in all cases.