Nasogastric tube in a gastric pull-up

Case contributed by Dr Daniel J Bell


NGT inserted - please check position. History of esophagectomy-partial gastrectomy for carcinoma 8 years earlier.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Status post esophagectomy with evidence of gastric pull-up. 

A nasogastric (NG) tube has been inserted with the tip lying in remnant distal stomach and not clearly subdiaphragmatic. The NG tube should not be used.

Lungs clear.

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Case information

rID: 72293
Published: 19th Nov 2019
Last edited: 19th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North Middlesex University Hospital