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Inadvertent intracranial insertion of a nasogastric tube in a non-trauma patient.
  1. R M Freij,
  2. S T Mullett
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Central Middlesex Hospital, Park Royal, London. 101453.2323@compuserve.com

    Abstract

    Complications following nasogastric intubation in patients with basal skull fractures are well documented. This report is of a rare cause of inadvertent intracranial placement of a nasogastric (NG) tube in a non-trauma patient. The patient subsequently died. The use of NG tubes, their place in airway management, and lessons to be learned from this case are discussed.

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