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A rare complication of nasogastric tube insertion
  1. Jonathan Lyske
  1. Intensive Care Department, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Lyske, jlyske{at}

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A 44-year-old woman with a background of a mitral valve replacement presented to the emergency department with aphasia. A CT scan of the brain demonstrated an infarction in the territory of the left middle cerebral artery. She was not suitable for thrombolysis and was admitted to the stroke ward where a nasogastric (NG) tube …

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