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Case Report Nasogastric Tube Insertion using Savary-Gilliard Wire Guide(R) in a Comatose Patient : A Case Report
Hae Jin Lee, Jin Young Chon, Jin Hwan Choi, He Jin Choi, Se Ho Moon

DOI: https://doi.org/
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. anestha@catholic.ac.kr
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The insertion of nasogastric tubes in comatose, obtunded or anesthetized patients is often difficult, frustrating and time-consuming. A large variety of methods inserting nasogastric tubes in those uncooperative patients have been reported. As a new effective method, we used Savary-Gilliard Wire Guide(R), which is designed for introducing Savary-Gilliard Dilator(R) into a strictured esophagus, for inserting a nasogastric tube in a comatose patient who was intubated with a ballooned tracheostomy tube. The insertion was successful in the first attempt and no complication occurred.


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