Sengstaken—Blakemore tube which is a device that is inserted through the nose or mouth and was used in the management of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to esophageal varices. Identification: There are three types of tubes used in controlling the upper GI bleed, which include: The Sengstaken—Blakemore tube has three ports- NG suction, oesophageal balloon and gastric balloon. The Minnesota tube has four ports at the end (one extra port for aspirating stuff from above the oesophageal balloon) The Linton-Nachlas tube has only has only two ports, and a single 500- 600ml gastric balloon.

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