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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 288
Unusual obstruction of nasojejunal feeding tube


Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India

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Date of Web Publication30-Sep-2009
 

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Gurjar M, Rao BP, Azim A. Unusual obstruction of nasojejunal feeding tube. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2009;15:288

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Gurjar M, Rao BP, Azim A. Unusual obstruction of nasojejunal feeding tube. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Aug 17];15:288. Available from: http://www.saudijgastro.com/text.asp?2009/15/4/288/56092


Despite good practice of caring, blockage of feeding tube is a common problem. We encountered a patient with severe acute pancreatitis in the ICU with a nasojejunal tube for enteral feeding. Later on, due to obstruction in the feeding tube, we took it out and found, unexpectedly, the lumen of the feeding tube occluded by Ascaris lumbricoides [Figure 1]. [1],[2] Therefore, this occlusion by A. lumbricoides could be considered as a cause of feeding tube obstruction, especially in endemic areas where the burden of this disease is huge. [3]

 
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1.Kiafar C, Shah D, Wadas S, Gilani N. Intermittent obstruction of jejunostomy tube due to Ascaris lumbricoides infection. South Med J 2008;101:654-6.  Back to cited text no. 1      
2.Odigie VL, Yusufu LM, Yakubu AA, Bello A. Nasogastric tube obstruction by Ascaris lumbricoides. Trop Doct 2002;32:176-7.  Back to cited text no. 2      
3.Coombs I, Crompton DW. How much human helminthiasis is there in the world? J Parasitol 1999;85:397-403.  Back to cited text no. 3      

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Mohan Gurjar
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.56092

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