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Further to the review by Roberts et al1 and the letter by Ellis et al,2 we report another case of intracranial placement of a nasopharyngeal airway.
The patient was an adult who had been shot in the head and dumped by the roadside in Baghdad in 2006. The patient was found by a military patrol who gave first aid. The medic on scene noted that the patient was deeply unconscious, had facial injuries and an obstructed airway. A nasopharyngeal airway was placed and rapid transfer undertaken to the US combat support …