Enteral nutrition is an alternative way of feeding those who cannot be fed orally. However application related complications should be kept in mind. Some of the potential complications; arrhythmia, empyema, gastrointestinal perforation, myocardial infarction, otitis media, placing tube to the pulmonary tree, epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding, nasal mucosal ulceration, pneumothorax, piriform sinus perforation, tracheobronchial trauma, dislodged tube,folding tube nasal trauma, pulmonary aspiration, reflüözofajit, ulceration or stenosis, tracheoesophageal fistula and tube blockage.
Feeding should not be started without radiographic confirmation of tube location.For this purpose, various methods other than the auscultatory method is recommended to check tube. Capnography or pH evaluation of gastric aspirates can be used to verify the tube replaced. However, radiological methods are the gold standard to check tube location. As in our case, misplacement of the feeding tube can lead to mortal consequences.
Enteral nutrition, Malposition, Nasogastric tube
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