Dangers of Placement of Narrow Bore Nasogastric Feeding Tubes

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1987 May;69(3):119-21.


Three complications of the use of narrow bore nasogastric feeding tubes are described. Clinical tests to determine correct placement are noted to be unreliable and the importance of radiological confirmation is stressed. A number of suggestions are made for safe use of these tubes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Enteral Nutrition / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pleural Effusion / etiology
  • Pneumothorax / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Stomach / diagnostic imaging