Tension Pneumothorax and Subcutaneous Emphysema Complicating Insertion of Nasogastric Tube

  title={Tension Pneumothorax and Subcutaneous Emphysema Complicating Insertion of Nasogastric Tube},
  author={Narjis AL Saif and Adel Hammodi and Ms A L Al-Azem and Rasheed Al-Hubail},
  booktitle={Case reports in critical care},
Nasogastric tube has a key role in the management of substantial number of hospitalized patients particularly the critically ill. In spite of the apparent simple insertion technique, nasogastric tube placement has its serious perhaps fatal complications which need to be carefully assessed. Pulmonary misplacement and associated complications are commonplace during nasogastric tube procedure. We present a case of tension pneumothorax and massive surgical emphysema in critically ill ventilated… CONTINUE READING
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