Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CLINICAL IMAGING
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 288-

Unusual obstruction of nasojejunal feeding tube


Mohan Gurjar, Bhaskar P Rao, Afzal Azim 
 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohan Gurjar
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP
India




How to cite this article:
Gurjar M, Rao BP, Azim A. Unusual obstruction of nasojejunal feeding tube.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2009;15:288-288


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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 19 ];15:288-288
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Full Text

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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