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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-145

A case report describing accidental swallowing of an intermittent oro-esophageal tube


Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shanghai Ruijin Rehabilitation Hospital, Shanghai, China

Correspondence Address:
Lin Gu
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shanghai Ruijin Rehabilitation Hospital, Shanghai, China
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2773-2398.356525

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A 74-year-old man with dementia was undergoing rehabilitation following a recent cerebrovascular accident. A nasogastric tube was inserted owing to swallowing dysfunction. However, the patient often dislodged the tube. We decided to apply intermittent feeding via an oro-esophageal tube. One day, he accidentally swallowed the tube into his stomach. The intermittent oro-esophageal tube was successfully removed by gastroscopy. This case herein highlights the need to be aware of dysphagia in patients with dementia when inserting an intermittent oro-esophageal tube.


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