Dobhoff tube is a specialized small-bore and flexible nasogastric tube that makes it more comfortable for placement than a usual nasogastric tube. Dobhoff tube insertion is commonly considered a relatively safe bedside procedure, but it is not without its associated risks. Inadvertent tracheobronchial placement of Dobhoff tube has been associated with severe complications, most notably pneumothorax. We present a rare cause of right-sided hemothorax following tracheobronchial insertion of a Dobhoff tube with a prolonged and arduous clinical course.
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Shain, Lindsey M.; McHale, Leslie; and Ahmed, Taha, "Hemothorax Following Traumatic Dobhoff Tube Insertion" (2021). Internal Medicine Faculty Publications. 235.