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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
Editor(s):
(1) Patorn Piromchai, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Reviewers:
(1) Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson Unviersity, USA.
(2) Anonymous, Ain Shams University , Egypt.
(3) Anonymous, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India.
Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/9927

Abstracts

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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