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The nasopharyngeal airway: dispelling myths and establishing the facts
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    Intracranial placement of a nasopharyngeal airway in a gun shot victim.
    • Peter F Mahoney, Consultant Anaesthetist
    • Other Contributors:
      • David Steinbruner, Robert Mazur

    Dear Editor

    Further to the review by Roberts et al (1) and the letter by Ellis et al (2) we wish to report another case of intracranial placement of a nasopharyngeal airway.

    The patient was an adult female who had been shot in the head and dumped by the roadside in Baghdad in 2006. She was found by a military patrol who gave first aid. The medic on scene noted she was deeply unconscious, had facial in...

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