Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager

Sandip A. Godambe, Jennifer W. Mack, David S. Chung, Robert Lindeman, Craig W. Lillehei, Andrew Colin

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Abstract

Activated charcoal given through a nasogastric tube is a standard intervention for many types of toxic ingestions in the emergency department. This case study describes a teenage girl whose multidrug overdose was complicated by accidental charcoal instillation into her left lung and pleural space through a misplaced nasogastric tube. The ensuing empyema did not respond to antibiotic therapy alone, probably due to the inherent properties of charcoal, and required a chest tube placement with continuous irrigation. Unlike previously reported cases, this patient did well clinically, without long-term morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Charcoal
  • Nasogastric tube
  • Overdose
  • Pleuropneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Godambe, S. A., Mack, J. W., Chung, D. S., Lindeman, R., Lillehei, C. W., & Colin, A. (2003). Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager. Pediatric Pulmonology, 35(6), 490-493. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.10272

Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager. / Godambe, Sandip A.; Mack, Jennifer W.; Chung, David S.; Lindeman, Robert; Lillehei, Craig W.; Colin, Andrew.

In: Pediatric Pulmonology, Vol. 35, No. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 490-493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Godambe, SA, Mack, JW, Chung, DS, Lindeman, R, Lillehei, CW & Colin, A 2003, 'Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager', Pediatric Pulmonology, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 490-493. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.10272
Godambe SA, Mack JW, Chung DS, Lindeman R, Lillehei CW, Colin A. Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2003 Jun 1;35(6):490-493. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.10272
Godambe, Sandip A. ; Mack, Jennifer W. ; Chung, David S. ; Lindeman, Robert ; Lillehei, Craig W. ; Colin, Andrew. / Iatrogenic pleuropulmonary charcoal instillation in a teenager. In: Pediatric Pulmonology. 2003 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 490-493.
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