Inadvertent insertion of a nasogastric tube in a patient with head trauma

Arslantas A., Durmaz R., Cosan E., Tel E.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.17, pp.112-114, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003810000385
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-114
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This is a report of a 3-year-old boy with intracranial penetration of a nasogastric tube causing brain damage in the left frontal lobe. A computed tomography (CT) showed passage of the nasogastric tube via a fracture of the cribriform plate into the intracranial cavity. The tube was manually removed under antibiotic prophylaxis. The patient then underwent dural repair for rinorrhoea and was discharged in good health.