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In addition to reports of feeding tubes misplaced in the lungs, there have been reports of perforated esophagus[1] and insertion into the brain.[2]

Intracranial feeding tube placement have been mentioned in medical literature.[3]

  1. Isik A, Firat D, Peker K, Sayar I, Idiz O, Soyt ¨urkM. A case report of esophageal perforation: complication of nasogastric tube placement. Am J Case Rep. 2014;15:168-171.
  2. Lord, L.M. Enteral Access Devices: Types, Function, Care, and Challenges. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 2016; 33(1):16-38. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10019
  3. Hassan A. The inadvertent intracranial introduction of nasogastric tube: The lesson learned the hard way. Saudi J Health Sci 2016;5:145-7