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Case 1 - Orogastric Tubes

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Report

EXAM: XR ABDOMEN
CLINICAL INDICATION: Nasogastric/orogastric tube placement
FINDINGS: One or more views in the AP projection. Normal colonic gaseous
distention. No intestinal dilation. Retained contrast visualized within bowel.
No opaque calculi or masses. The visualized bony structures are grossly
unremarkable. Weighted feeding tube tip projects over the right lower lobe
bronchus.
IMPRESSION: Weighted enteric feeding tube projects over the right lower lobe
bronchus. Recommend removal of tube and dedicated chest x-ray to evaluate for
insertion associated pneumothorax.

Faculty

Jamlik-Omari Johnson, MD, FASER

Interim Chair, Department of Radiology

University of Southern California

Tags

X-Ray (Plain Films)

Pleural

Lungs

Iatrogenic

Emergency

Chest

CT

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