What does Bougienage mean?

Bougienage meaning in Medical Dictionary

A procedure concerning the using a bougie. A bougie is a thin cylinder of rubberized, plastic, metal or another material that a doctor inserts into or though a body passageway, like the esophagus, to broaden the passageway, guide another instrument into a passageway, or dislodge an object. An alternative spelling of "bougienage" is "bouginage."