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Line It Up -- Inadvertent Placement of Nasogastric Tube in Pleural Space Resulting in Iatrogenic Empyema
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  • Murtaza Hussain,
  • Smit Deliwala,
  • Dominic Awuah,
  • Aashish Valvani
Murtaza Hussain
Hurley Medical Center
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Smit Deliwala
Hurley Medical Center
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Dominic Awuah
Hurley Medical Center
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Aashish Valvani
Hurley Medical Center
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Abstract

Dobhoff tubes, used for post-pyloric feedings, have a weighted metal end with a small diameter that enhances their flexibility to traverse the gastrointestinal tract. Unfortunately, the metal stylet can iatrogenically perforate surrounding structures in patients with diminished cough and gag (1); and extreme caution should be considered before its utilization.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

30 Jun 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
30 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
30 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
03 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Jul 20211st Revision Received
26 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
26 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
26 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Accept