Intracranial Placement of EADs – Tuesday Tube Facts
In addition to reports of feeding tubes misplaced in the lungs, there have been reports of perforated esophagus and insertion into the brain.
Intracranial feeding tube placement have been mentioned in medical literature.
- 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.
- 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
- Hassan A. The inadvertent intracranial introduction of nasogastric tube: The lesson learned the hard way. Saudi J Health Sci 2016;5:145-7