Malpositioned nasogastric tube in the right main bronchus

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Head and neck cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Nasogastric tube passes down the right main bronchus. It is not in a suitable position for use. 

Case Discussion

Misplaced NGTs can result in significant morbidity and mortality. 

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Case information

rID: 29367
Published: 19th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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