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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 7 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles


A case of unusual occurrence of nasogastric tube feed coming through the chest tube in a 27-year-old polytrauma patient

Raunaq Chakraborty, Mohd Budoo

Keywords : Chest tube, diaphragmatic hernia, gastric perforation, nasogastric tube, unusual

Citation Information : Chakraborty R, Budoo M. A case of unusual occurrence of nasogastric tube feed coming through the chest tube in a 27-year-old polytrauma patient. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (7):547-551.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_11_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The provision of early and adequate nutritional support is vital for the successful recovery from the trauma in any form. Nutritional support is enteral unless specified otherwise as dictated by various benefits of the former. Nasogastric tubes provide effective and common mode of enteral feed due to the ease of placement and maintenance. To our knowledge, the late presentation of diaphragmatic hernia with gastric perforation in a trauma patient leading to feed coming through chest tube is very rare of the complications.

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