Pneumothorax Complicating Enteral Feeding Tube Placement

Keith R. Olbrantz, David Gelfand, Robert Choplin, Wallace C. wu

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Abstract

Two cases are presented of pneumothorax complicating enteral feeding tube insertion. A previous report describing three similar cases is noted. Neurologically impaired patients appear to be particularly at risk for this complication, which may be encouraged by use of a guidewire during tube insertion. It is suggested that enteral feeding tubes in neurologically impaired patients be inserted under fluoroscopic guidance using a tube specifically designed for this purpose. (Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 9:210-211, 1985).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-211
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Pneumothorax Complicating Enteral Feeding Tube Placement. / Olbrantz, Keith R.; Gelfand, David; Choplin, Robert; wu, Wallace C.

In: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1985, p. 210-211.

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Olbrantz, Keith R. ; Gelfand, David ; Choplin, Robert ; wu, Wallace C. / Pneumothorax Complicating Enteral Feeding Tube Placement. In: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 1985 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 210-211.
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