Magnetic nasal tube bridle system and related method

  • US 6,631,715 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2001
  • Issued: 10/14/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A bridle system for placing and securing at least one tube in a patient comprising:

  • a flexible member having first and second ends, said first end for insertion into a first nare of a nose;

    a magnet secured substantially within said first end;

    a magnetic probe for insertion into a second nare of the nose to attract said magnet and retrieve said magnet and said first end of said flexible member; and

    a receiver for securing the at least one tube and said first and second ends of said flexible member.

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