Malplaced NG tube

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Stroke requiring NG tube feeding. Subsequent shortness of breath, pyrexia and signs of infection.



Case Discussion

The initial radiograph confirms the location of the NG tube in the right lower lobe.  Despite not being used, 3 days later, pyrexia, signs of infection and clinical deterioration occurs.

Repeat radiograph demonstrates acute unilateral airspace opacification consistent with infection.

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Case information

rID: 13662
Published: 5th May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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