Malpositioned nasogastric tube in the distal oesophagus

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Oral SCC. Check NGT position.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Nasogastric tube tip lies in the distal oesophagus. 

Case Discussion

The tip of the nasogastric tube ideally should be 10cm past the gastro-oesophageal junction

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Case information

rID: 29907
Published: 2nd Jul 2014
Last edited: 4th Jun 2018
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