SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care V
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Bedside nasogastric and orogastric tube placement is a routine procedure in critically ill patients. While intra-thoracic complications are well-known, including malposition in the airway, intra-abdominal complications of standard, soft, small-bore nasogastric tubes are exceedingly rare in adults1. We present a patient with Marfan syndrome and gastric perforation related to an orogastric tube, and consider whether underlying connective tissue disease is a risk factor for this complication.