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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 141-143
Bioline Code: cm10028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 141-143

 en Enteral feed obstructing its own way
Kesarwani, Vikas; Ghelani, Dhaval R. & Reece, Graham


Esophageal obstruction due to solidified enteral feeds is a rare but distressful complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. It has been suggested that gastroesophageal reflux, very low gastric pH, decreased pepsin and pancreatic enzyme secretions may be responsible for the solidification of casein containing enteral formulas. Recognition and avoidance of these factors will prevent such complication.

Enteral feed solidification, esophageal obstruction, esophageal bezoar

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