Malpositioned nasogastric tube in the distal esophagus

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis certain


Oral SCC. Check NGT position.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Nasogastric tube tip lies in the distal esophagus. 

Case Discussion

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

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