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A Forgotten Nasogastric Tube

C Ekambar E Reddy, Andrew J Kinshuck, Claire E William

Keywords : Nasogastric tube,Tiley's forceps

Citation Information : Reddy CE, Kinshuck AJ, William CE. A Forgotten Nasogastric Tube. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (1):47-49.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1069

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Nasogastric tubes are commonly used in hospitals for both feeding and/or decompression of the upper gastrointestinal tract. We present a case of a forgotten nasogastric tube coincidentally found, four years after difficult removal, lodged in the nose and nasopharynx. We also describe the problems of knotted nasogastric tubes and different methods of removal.

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