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 recognized complication, and is important to recognize and reposition prior to use of the tube.

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Case information

rID: 35529
Published: 9th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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