Malpositioned nasogastric tube

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy


X-ray to confirm nasogastric tube.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years

Nasogastric tube is curled within the throat. Subsegmental atelectasis in the lower zones bilaterally.

Annotated image

Annotated image demonstrating the curled up tube in the superior aspect of the film

Case Discussion

This patient was unable to communicate to the treating team that the NGT was curled up in his throat, the NGT was withdrawn immediately after x-ray.

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Case information

rID: 55519
Case created: 11th Sep 2017
Last edited: 12th Sep 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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