Yankauer suction tip

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Yankauer Suction Tip

The Yankauer suction tip (pronounced yang´kow-er)[1] is an oral suctioning tool used in medical procedures. It is typically a firm plastic suction tip with a large opening surrounded by a bulbous head and is designed to allow effective suction without damaging surrounding tissue. This tool is used to suction oropharyngeal secretions in order to prevent aspiration. A yankauer can also be used to clear operative sites during surgical procedures and its suctioned volume counted as blood loss during surgery.

Developed c. 1907 by Sidney Yankauer (1872-1932), the Yankauer Suction Instrument has become the most common suction instrument in the world.

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  1. ^ http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns_hl_dorlands_split.jsp?pg=/ppdocs/us/common/dorlands/dorland/nine/100004025.htm[dead link]