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All of the following are contraindications to passing a nasogastric tube EXCEPT

  1. (A)  suspected perforation of the esophagus

  2. (B)  confirmed perforation of the esophagus

  3. (C)  history of esophageal varices

  4. (D)  nearly complete obstruction of the esophagus due to benign or malignant strictures

  5. (E)  presence of an esophageal foreign body 


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(C)  history of esophageal varices