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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.


    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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