Pneumothorax post malposition of nasogastric tube

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Acute SOB following NGT insertion

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

The NGT passes through the right main bronchus and into the right lung and likely the right pleural space. There is an associated right pneumothorax of moderate size. No mediastinal shift evident.

Left PICC tip is projected in the upper SVC. Tracheostomy tube well positioned.

Case Discussion

Good example of finding the consequence of a malpositioned NGT.

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Case information

rID: 48036
Published: 15th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Sep 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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