Normal nasogastric tube position

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

NG tube placed on the ward level for nutritional purposes.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

The NG tube tip is satisfactorily positioned in a sub-diaphragmatic position.

 

Case Discussion

The correct positioning and identification of a nasogastric tube is an essential skill for all junior clinicians.

The tube should lie in a subdiaphragmatic position.

The commonest place of malposition is an endobronchial nasogastric tube in the right main bronchus.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 29342
Case created: 17th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
Tag: ng tube
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.