The successful surgical removal of intracranial nasogastric tubes.

@article{Fletcher1987TheSS,
  title={The successful surgical removal of intracranial nasogastric tubes.},
  author={Susanne A Fletcher and Lou Henderson and Michael E. Miner and Jason M. Jones},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1987},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={948-52}
}
Intracranial penetration during attempted nasogastric intubation is a rare, usually lethal, but avoidable complication. Such incidents are associated with facial and basilar skull fractures, acute neurologic deterioration, and litigation. We report two such incidents and the successful surgical procedure which utilized craniotomies positioned such that the nasogastric tubing could be removed in small, straight segments. The tubing in each case was removed without increasing the neurologic… CONTINUE READING