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A&A Case Reports:
doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000019
Case Reports: Case Report

Esophageal Perforation and Pneumothorax after Routine Intraoperative Orogastric Tube Placement

Turabi, Ali A. MD*; Urton, Ron J. MD; Anton, Todd M. MD*; Herrmann, Robin CRNA; Kwiatkowski, David CRNA*

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Abstract

Orogastric and nasogastric tubes are routinely inserted in anesthetized patients to both reduce the volume of stomach contents and decrease the incidence of postoperative nausea. We present a case of esophageal perforation and subsequent pneumothorax after insertion of an orogastric tube in a patient undergoing routine shoulder arthroscopy.

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