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Pitfalls of gastric intubation in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11328479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastric intubation, by oral or nasal route is an essential procedure in the management of premature infants, for gastric aspiration and for feeding. Oesophageal perforation is a rare but important complication of this commonly performed procedure. An illustrative case is presented. Difficulty passing a tube into the stomach is the first clue to the diagnosis. Understanding the evolution of clinical signs and recognizing the radiological changes facilitates an early diagnosis, thereby enabling successful non-operative management.
N Sudhakaran; C P Kirby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-30     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
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Esophageal Perforation / etiology*,  radiography
Great Britain
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects*
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