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Title: Nasogastric tube withdrawal: An unusual cause of accidental extubation and near cardiac arrest in an infant
Authors: Sinha, Prabhat Kumar
Koshy, Thomas
Sivakumar, Periasamy
Keywords: Critical Care
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA
Citation: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA. 22; 1; 105-107
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.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2007.02.002
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18249342
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