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Nasogastric Tube Placement Errors and Complications in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Case Report

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Author(s): Mahin Seyedhejazi | Masoud Hamidi | Daryoush Sheikhzadeh | Behzad Aliakbari Sharabiani

Journal: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
ISSN 2008-5117

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 133;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Nasogastric Tubes | Children | Nasal Ala Pressure Sore

ABSTRACT
Nasal ala pressure sores are among complications of nasogastric tube in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The severity of the injury is usually minor and easily ignored. However, the complication could be easily avoided. This is a case of nasal ala sore after the place-ment of nasal enteral tube in a pediatric intensive care unit in our center. A 5-month-old female with pulmonary hypertension secondary to bronchiectasis with nasal ala pressure sore were reported. She was hospitalized in pediatric intensive care unit at Tabriz Children Hospital in 2010.After 53 days of PICU hospitalization she had nasal ala sore. Conclusion: We know that nasal ala pressure sores could easily be avoided when preventive procedures were performed during nasogastric tube insertion.
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