Annotated nasogastric tube placement

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith

Annotated study of http://radiopaedia.org/cases/normal-nasogastric-tube-position contributed by Dr Ian Bickle.

Illustrations made with Microsoft Paint.

Case Discussion

The tube descends in the midline, bisects the carina, passes the diaphragm in the midline and the tip resides below the diaphragm.

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Case information

rID: 32991
Case created: 23rd Dec 2014
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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