Gastric lavage guided by ultrathin transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy in a life-threatening case of tobacco extract poisoning: a case report.


Nicotine, which is found in tobacco, is one of the most toxic of all known poisons. A 31-year-old woman was brought to our emergency department 2 hours after ingesting a usually fatal dose of a tobacco extract. Although gastric lavage was once commonly used to treat poisoning cases of this type, lavage can lead to such complications as aspiration, hypoxia… (More)