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A novel method for replacement of a blocked fine bore nasogastric tube

  • C. Panagamuwa (a1), S. Gane (a1) and D. Hajioff (a2)

Abstract

Nasogastric intubation is often difficult in patients with upper aero-digestive tract tumours. We present a new method for replacing obstructed fine-bore nasogastric tubes. This method eliminates the need for specialized equipment and skills, minimizes the risk of tracheal intubation and oesophageal trauma, and is better tolerated by patients.

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