What is the role of orogastric or nasogastric tube placement in the management of dehydration?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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An orogastric/nasogastric tube may be inserted to facilitate enteral rehydration in children with mild-to-moderate dehydration. These tubes should be considered to assist in the nutritional recovery of children who are critically ill or severely dehydrated.


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