Pneumothorax after Nasoenteral Feeding Tube Placement

Kaufman, Jarrod P.; Hughes, William B.; Kerstein, Morris D.
August 2001
American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p772
Academic Journal
Nasoenteral tubes are placed routinely for feeding in patients in intensive care units and medical-surgical floor settings. Safe placement in the stomach/postpyloric location is performed by a wide array of medical personnel. We report a patient with placement of a nasoenteral tube into the pleural cavity.


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