An intracranial complication of nasogastric intubation

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  • 1 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
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✓ A case is presented in which a patient who had suffered severe facial fractures erroneously had a nasogastric tube placed in the intracranial cavity. It is believed that no such complication of nasogastric intubation has been reported previously.

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