Misplaced nasogastric tube

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[edit] Discussion

  • What happens if the NGT is too high?
    • Aspiration
  • What happens if the NGT is in the trachea or a bronchus?
    • Aspiration
    • Hypoventilation
  • Can intracranial insertion of a NGT occur?
    • Yes... in trauma patients.

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Patient #1: Covering intern wants to know if NGT is okay to use

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[edit] References

Katz, Douglas S., et al. Radiology Secrets. Hanley & Belfus, INC: 1998. ISBN 1560531584