Correct nasogastric tube placement

Case contributed by Derek Smith


Unsafe swallow. Check tube position for nutrition and medication use. No aspirate obtained.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Nasogastric tube in appropriate position for feeding (follows midline and tip below diaphragm).

Lung fields and cardiac contour clear.

Case Discussion

This tube is correctly positioned and can be used for feeding.

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