Tiger tube

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Abdominal x-ray to asses tiger tube position

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
x_ray

A nasogastric tube tip projects over the stomach body. A tiger tube tip projects well beyond the expected anatomical location of the stomach.

 

Annotated image

Annotated image

 Claw like flaps that advance the tube during peristalsis

Case Discussion

A 'tiger tube' is a self-advancing nasojejunal feeding tube, used for short term feeding/medication into the jejunum. The tube has small, claw like flaps (see annotated image) at its distal end that aid in advancement during peristalsis.

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