Orogastric Tubes to Prevent Nasopharyngeal Injury

December 1, 2006

In patients with chronic liver disease or coagulation disorders, nasogastric tubes may result in significant nasopharyngeal trauma and uncontrolled bleeding. In such patients, use an orogastric tube instead.

In patients with chronic liver disease or coagulation disorders, nasogastric tubes may result in significant nasopharyngeal trauma and uncontrolled bleeding. In such patients, use an orogastric tube instead.