Nasogastric tube placement - correct

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith


One month of dysphagia. Request to check placement of nasogastric tube which was replaced following upper GI endoscopy.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

The nasogastric tube passes through the midline of the thorax and diaphragm and the tip is below the diaphragm.  In satisfactory position for use.

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 32577
Published: 3rd Dec 2014
Last edited: 20th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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