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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 9, Issue.: 4

Case Study

Self-knotting of Nasogastric Tube: Case Report and Review of Literature


Obukowho Lucky Onotai1* and Ndubuisi Sunny Uyanwanne1

1Department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Article Information
(1) Patorn Piromchai, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
(1) Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson Unviersity, USA.
(2) Anonymous, Ain Shams University , Egypt.
(3) Anonymous, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India.
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Naso-Gastric (NG) tube use is very common in patients’ care at all levels of healthcare service delivery Worldwide. However, it is not without its complications. Naso-Gastric tube self-knotting is an unusual complication associated with its insertion and removal. A review of literature shows that no such case has been documented in our environment. Therefore, we thought it necessary to report this first case of self-knotting of NG tube encountered in the management of a 60 year old male post laryngectomy patient in the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt, Nigeria. We want colleagues and other healthcare providers to be conversant with this unusual complication.

Keywords :

Naso-gastric tube; self knotting; post-operative management; total laryngectomy; complications.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/19071

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