Letter to Editor
More Reasons to Reduce Indications of Gastric Lavage in Self PoisoningBennis Nechba Rita*
Critical Care Unit, Idrissi Hospital, Kenitra, Morocco
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bennis Nechba Rita
Critical Care Unit
Idrissi Hospital, Kenitra, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 21, 2012; Accepted Date: August 20, 2012; Published Date: August 23, 2012
Citation: Rita BN (2012) More Reasons to Reduce Indications of Gastric Lavage in Self Poisoning. Emergency Med 2:126. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000126
Copyright: © 2012 Rita BN. 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.
Recently, gastric lavage (GL) is known to be unnecessary in some circumstances where it used to be performed as a routine [1,2]. The flood of airways is a severe complication of GL . It must be prevented by previous tracheal intubation of patients presenting disturbances of consciousness. However, this intubation doesn’t assure absolute security. In fact an acute lung injury (ALI) may happen during GL linked to malposition of gastric sound into bronchial tube. In this way we report a case of a severe iatrogenic ALI due to the GL.