Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 4

Internal Jugular Veın Injury; A Rare Complıcatıon of Nasogastrıc Tube Insertıon

Cüneyt Yılmazer, Ahmet Altuntaş* and Mehmet Kaya

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Adiyaman University Research and Education Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Ahmet Altuntaş, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Adiyaman University Research and Education Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey.

Received: December 13, 2021; Published: March 03, 2022


Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion is a basic interventional procedure used during surgical patient follow-up. In our case, we described the complication that caused internal jugular vein (IJV) injury after NGT insertion. A NGT was inserted in a 55-year-old patient followed in the coronary intensive care unit (ICU). After tube insertion, a large amount of blood came from the tube. Upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy was performed and NGT was not seen in the stomach and esophagus. A neck and chest computed tomography (CT) were than taken. CT showed that NGT was in the left IJV. The patient was immediately taken to neck exploration surgery and the tube was successfully removed from the left IJV. The patient's treatment was completed on the 4th postoperative day in the coronary ICU. This case shows that nasogastric tube insertion, which seems simple, can lead to serious complications in patients.

Keywords: Nasogastric Tube; İnternal Jugular Vein; İntensive Care Unit


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Citation: Ahmet Altuntaş., et al. “Internal Jugular Veın Injury; A Rare Complıcatıon of Nasogastrıc Tube Insertıon".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.4 (2022): 03-05.


Copyright: © 2022 Ahmet Altuntaş., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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