What is a Probe Pin and what is it for?

Probes are tubular instruments that serve to reach a body cavity through the skin or a natural orifice, for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

They can be used to instill fluid into a cavity or to extract it, such as drain probes, but always its introduction into the body is done without trauma and with the best possible comfort for the patient. The different models are adapted to the intended purpose, such as reaching the respiratory, genito-urinary, intestinal or rectal routes

probe pin

LEVÍN PROBE

 A long tube probe pin  with an approximate length of 123 cm with 4 to 5 perforations and a light. The calibers are from 10 to 20. A variant is the Kaslow probe, which is disposable

Use:

MILLER-ABBOTT PROBE

Double-light tube, one that is used to insufflate the balloon at the end of the probe, and the other used to aspirate

Use:

Aspiration of intestinal contents, preventing gases and fluid from distending intestinal handles

Intestinal decompression

HARRIS PROBE

SANGSTAKEN-BLACKMORE OR THREE-WAY PROBE

Tube with perforations at the proximal end and with three lights at the distal end, one that goes to the small or gastric balloon and another that communicates with the large or esophageal balloon; the other light serves to drain secretions. Approximate length 99 cm and size 16 to 20

Use:

FOLEY PROBE

Double duct tube, one for fixation inside the bladder using a balloon and the other to extract the urine

Use:

FOLEY- ALCOCK

Probe similar to the previous one, with one more conduit for continuous irrigation

Use:

Bladder irrigation

CALL OR “T” PROBE

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