A significant number of neurosurgical patients require feeding tube placement via a nasogastric route. It is used as a temporary access for enteral feeding until patients are able to swallow or receive permanent access. Despite how commonly feeding tubes are used, they are not without potential complications. We report a case of inadvertent placement of small-bore feeding tube into the brain stem and spinal cord in a patient with a history of previous endoscopic transnasal resection of clival chordoma. We discuss the management of this complication and the strategies that have been developed to avoid this complication in the future.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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