Misplaced nasogastric tube

Case contributed by Dr David Little


Chest X-ray for NG tube position check

Patient Data

Age: 88
Gender: Male

The NG tube deviates to the right at the level of the carina and the tip is seen projected over the right hemidiaphragm, likely in the right lower lobe of the lung. It must be removed immediately. 

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Case information

rID: 35502
Published: 8th Apr 2015
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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