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Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Feb;31(1):121-4. doi: 10.1177/0884533615611858. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

Avulsed Nasoenteric Bridle System Magnet as an Intranasal Foreign Body.

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1
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Columbia, Missouri.
2
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri.
3
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Columbia, Missouri govarie@health.missouri.edu.

Abstract

Nasoenteric tubes provide short-term nutrition support to patients unable to take an adequate oral diet. Bridling systems may be used to secure tubes to guard against displacement. We present the first case of an avulsed magnet from a bridling system to raise awareness of this potential complication. The primary methods of securing a nasogastric tube are reviewed, and comparative assessment of the 3 main systems is presented. Diagnosis and management of nasal foreign bodies relevant to this case are reviewed and prevention/safety considerations discussed.

KEYWORDS:

enteral nutrition; feeding tube; magnet; nasal bridle; nasal foreign body

PMID:
26487513
DOI:
10.1177/0884533615611858
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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