Nasogastric tube

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[edit] Discussion

  • Ideal location for a nasogastric tube: ip and sideport should be distal to the gastroesophageal junction.
  • If the nasogastic tube is too high: aspiration may occur.
  • If the nasogastric tube is placed in the trachea or a bronchus: Aspiration and/or hypoxemia may occcur
  • Other complications: Intracranial nasogastric tube

[edit] Imaging Findings

[edit] Images

Patient #1

[edit] See Also

Nasogastric tube misplacement

[edit] External Links

Goldminer:Nasogastic tube

[edit] References