Nasojejunal feeding tubes are being used at an increased frequency, but it is not without complications that could be life-threatening. We report two cases of pneumothorax following small-bore feeding tube insertion into the pleural cavity, resulting in pneumothorax. We further discuss the potential measures that can be taken to prevent and treat this serious complication.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Medica Iranica|
|State||Published - Jul 5 2012|
- Enteral feeding
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