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Feeding tube-induced pneumothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6441017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of accidental bronchial perforation by the metal stylet of a silastic feeding tube is reported. The misplacement of the feeding tube resulted in a pneumothorax. This is a previously unreported complication of enteral feeding in adults. Pulmonary complications of enteral feeding and recommendations for prevention of these complications are discussed.
D M Saltzberg; M Goldstein; G M Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0148-6071     ISO Abbreviation:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Publication Date:    1984 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-27     Completed Date:  1985-02-27     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804134     Medline TA:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / injuries*
Enteral Nutrition / instrumentation*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects*
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  radiography
Silicone Elastomers
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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