Correct nasogastric tube placement

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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Case information

rID: 33740
Published: 22nd Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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