Traumatic nasogastric or Endotracheal intubation involves inserting a tube through the nose into the trachea (to maintain an airway or prevent aspiration of food into the airway) or into the stomach (to relieve excess air from the stomach or to deliver nutrients or medications).
The term traumatic indicates that local tissue irritation or damage is likely to occur because of the procedure.
by David A. Scott, M.D.
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