Malpositioned nasogastric tube in a left lower lobe bronchus

Case contributed by Dr Kenny Sim


Post nasogastric tube insertion.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

Chest X-Ray:


Inserted nasogastric tube passes into a left lower lobe bronchus. This should be removed and repositioned. The left IJ CVC remains in situ. There is hazy airspace opacities within bilateral lower zones.


Case Discussion

Bronchial positioning of nasogastric tubes is a recognised complication, and is important to recognise and reposition prior to use of the tube.

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Case information

rID: 35529
Case created: 9th Apr 2015
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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