Q: What would be the expected course for a correctly positioned nasogastric tube? show answer
Nasogastric tube placement - correct
One month of dysphagia. Request to check placement of nasogastric tube which was replaced following upper GI endoscopy.
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The nasogastric tube passes through the midline of the thorax and diaphragm and the tip is below the diaphragm. In satisfactory position for use.
This case demonstrates good positioning of the nasogastric tube. Although there is slight deviation in the chest around the aorta, the tube continues down the midline and the tip is well under the diaphragm.