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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-63

Role of nasogastric tube following release of post burn contracture of neck and split skin grafting


1 Consultant & Head of the Department, Deptt. of Burns Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Senior resident

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J S Kohli
Dept. of Burns Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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After the release of post burn contracture and split thickness skin grafting, a nasogastric tube is commonly used in the postoperative period. This study compares a group of patients in which no nasogastric tube was used with patients in which it was used. Results revealed that patients without nasogastric tube were more comfortable while there was almost similar incidence of graft loss in both groups. Thus we feel that the use of nasogastric tube after release of post burn neck contracture is unnecessary.


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