bougie is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

Taber’s Online

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --


[Fr. bougie, candle]
A slender, flexible, tapered instrument used to explore and dilate tube-shaped organs, such as the male urethra or the esophagus.

Typically, a narrow diameter bougie is inserted into a stricture in the organ first, followed by instruments of larger and larger diameter until the organ's internal lumen expands.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --