Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 125
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
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

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

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded70    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal