It is made out of flexible silicone and is useful in a wide range of situations.
Its apical end is progressively enlarged, in this way the anterior edge maintains contact with the base of the tongue, while the posterior one rests on the pharyngeal wall. In that way, the saliva is stored in the oropharynx leading to oesophagus, preventing the maceration of the tissues and avoiding the aspiration of the saliva towards the airway.
A nasoenteral tube for feeding can be inserted through the Pharyngeal Tube.
- Secondary fistulas to laryngectomy, radiotherapy, neoplastic conditions, caustic ingestion
- Orcutaneous or pharyngocutaneous, traumatic fistula
- Head and neck oncological surgery
- Esophageal stenosis
- Oesophagus carcinoma
Stening® provides detailed instructions for each device, including insertion and removal techniques, precautions and postoperative cares.