Pneumothorax Following Feeding Tube Placement: Precaution and Treatment


Nasojejunal feeding tubes are being used at an increased frequency, but it is not without complications that could be life-threatening. We report two cases of pneumothorax following small-bore feeding tube insertion into the pleural cavity, resulting in pneumothorax. We further discuss the potential measures that can be taken to prevent and treat this serious complication.

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Amirlak B, Amirlak I, Awad Z, Zahmatkesh M, Pipinos I, Forse A. Pneumothorax Following Feeding Tube Placement: Precaution and Treatment. Acta Med Iran. 50(5):355-358.