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Author Sinha, P. K. ♦ Koshy, Thomas ♦ Sivakumar, Periasamy
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Therapeutics ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Critical Care
Abstract INSERTING A NASOGASTRIC TUBE (NGT) is one of the most frequent procedures performed by anesthesiologists during perioperative care of the patient. There have been numerous reports of major complications resulting from NGT insertion that include intracranial placement, digestive tract injury, misplacement to the trachea and lung with associated complications, intussusception resulting in bowel obstruction, and massive hemorrhage.(1-6) Rare reports of airway compromise in adult patients after NGT insertion also have been reported.(7-9) A rare incident in which accidental extubation occurred while withdrawing an NGT in an infant scheduled for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) that resulted in rapid desaturation and near cardiac arrest is described, along with the possible mechanisms and ways to prevent such incidents while anesthetizing an infant in such remote locations.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1
Page Count 3
Starting Page 105
Ending Page 107