Complications associated with a narrow bore nasogastric tube.


The use of a new narrow bore nasogastric feeding tube with stylet has resulted in two cases of misplacement with traumatic laceration of the visceral pleura. Diagnoses were made by chest x-ray film, one case immediately and the other 24 hours later. In both cases, the narrow bore tube was inserted asymptomatically by a graduate physician. Detailed case… (More)


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