Gastric acid burns because of a disconnected nasogastric tube

Thorat, Jayant Daniel; Wang, Ernest
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p680
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a particular case of gastric acid burns resulting from a disconnected nasogastric tube. It states that a 48-year-old man who had a recent right-sided motor stroke was getting food through a nasogastric tube. He had received food by the use of the nasogastric tube at 10 in the afternoon, but at 5 in the morning, a nurse found out that his nasogastric tube was disconnected. The bed sheets and the back of his shirt was erythematous and tender, and there were satellite lesions around the main lesions. The central part of his back was insensate. His bet sheets and clothes were changed immediately. A plastic surgeon announced that the patient had a second-degree burns over 8% of his body and he had peripheral first-degree burns.


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