Objective: To report an unusual complication of enteral nutrition in an intensive care patient. Design: Case report. Setting: University tertiary referral intensive care unit. Patients: One patient who developed an esophageal obstruction due to gastroesophageal reflux while receiving enteral nutrition. Interventions: Esophageal-gastroscopy for diagnostics and subsequent irrigation and mechanical cleasing resulting in desobstruction. Conclusion: Enteral nutrition through a nasogastric tube is in general a safe means to feed intensive care patients, but may result in esophageal obstruction due to impaction of the feeding compound as a result of gastroesophageal reflux.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Care of the Critically Ill|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|