Case Report Rhinosinusitis; A Potential hazard of Nasogastric tube insertion

  • AA Adebolajo
  • AJ Fasunla
  • AA Adeosun
  • H Abdullahi
Keywords: Rhinosinusitis, Nasogastric Tube

Abstract

The nasogastric tube has been used frequently for enteral feeding and as an
intranasal oxygen catheter. This practice is however associated with complications. We present a case of rhinosinusitis and sepsis in a diabetic
patient following the insertion of a nasogastric tube. Physicians should be aware of sinusitis as a possible cause of sepsis in patients with nasogastric tube insertion.

Key words: Rhinosinusitis, Nasogastric Tube

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