Author(s): Jackson RS, Sharma S
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aim to present two cases of a retained insertion stylet from nasal feeding tube bridle systems. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of two patients. METHODS: Patients were evaluated from 8/2012 to 9/2013 for retained bridle system insertion stylet. RESULTS: Two patients presented with a retained stylet from nasal tube bridle system. The patients presented one day and two months after discharge from the hospital, respectively. They were both removed at the bedside. CONCLUSIONS: Some institutions use a bridle system to secure nasal feeding tubes. Physicians must be aware of the insertion stylet as a potential source of a retained nasal foreign body. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Am J Otolaryngol
and referenced in Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition