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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-107

Entanglement of Nasogastric Tube and Nasopharyngeal Temperature Probe During Surgery


1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, G.B. Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research and Associated Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kapil Chaudhary
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.157927

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Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion and nasopharyngeal temperature probe (NTP) insertion are routine procedures in patients scheduled for gastric pull or colonic pull surgeries for corrosive esophageal strictures. Although intra-gastric and intra-esophgeal knotting of NGT is described in the literature, there is no report of entanglement of NTP with the NGT in a knot in the nasopharynx. We report entanglement of NGT and NTP in a 17-year-old female scheduled for gastric pull-up surgery and discuss the possible causes and preventive measures. The preventive measures discussed may improve patient safety and quality of care by preventing misplacements of NGT and NTP which can cause such entanglement.


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