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Which of the following signs contraindicate nasopharyngeal airway insertion?



A. Battle s sign
B. Epistaxis
C. CSF Rhinorrhoea
D. Panda eyes
E. GCS 13

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Battle s sign
CSF Rhinorrhoea
Panda eyes

Nasopharyngeal airway insertion is contraindicated in base of skull fracture, signs of which include Battles sign (bruising over the mastoid area), Panda eyes (periorbital bruising), CSF rhinorrhoea as well as bleeding from the ears and cranial nerve signs
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