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Nasogastric tube malpositioned in the right main bronchus

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


? NGT placement.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

NGT passes down the right main bronchus into the right lower lobe bronchus. 

Case Discussion

Complications occur in ~4% of the nasogastric tube placements with the most common complication being placement in the tracheobronchial tree, which can result in atelectasis, pneumonia or lung abscess.

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Case information

rID: 29249
Published: 12th May 2014
Last edited: 29th May 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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