Iatrogenic perforation of the lamina cribrosa by nasogastric tube in an infant

Pediatr Radiol. 1992;22(7):545-6. doi: 10.1007/BF02013011.


A case of iatrogenic perforation of the lamina cribrosa, followed by intracranial placement of a nasogastric tube in a preterm neonate is described. By routine ultrasound examination of the brain an echogenic structure was seen, which was radiographically diagnosed as a nasogastric tube. The tube was manually removed under antibiotic prophylaxis. No complications were observed. The false route disappeared and long-term follow-up showed no neurological side effects.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ethmoid Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Ethmoid Bone / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Rupture
  • Ultrasonography