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Nasogastric Suction Injury

Multiple small circular and oval erythematous mucosal markings, often arranged linearly, induced acutely by nasogastric suction. With long-standing nasogastric suction, the lesions may also show evidence of associated inflammation, suggesting more significant mucosal trauma.

Left: Gastric fundic mucosal fold caught in a side port of a nasogastric suction tube.

Right: Mucosal fold has been disengaged from the suction tube, revealing the raised erythematous mucosal bleb caused by the suction injury.

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