An intracranial complication of nasogastric intubation. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1977 Aug;47(2):297-8. doi: 10.3171/jns.1977.47.2.0297.


A case is presented in which a patient who had suffered severe facial fractures erroneously had a nasogastric tube placed in the intracranial cavity. It is believed that no such complication of nasogastric intubation has been reported previously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / therapy*
  • Ethmoid Bone
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects*
  • Nose
  • Skull Fractures / complications*