Nasogastric/Orogastric Tube (NG Tube/OG Tube)

Complications of Nasogastric Tube

Inadvertent Placement of Nasogastric Tube Into Lung

Pulmonary Manifestations

  • Cough (see Cough)
  • Dyspnea (see Dyspnea)
  • Lost Volume (see Ventilator Troubleshooting): when suction is applied
    • When patient is on mechanical ventilation, the lost volume in this setting can be quantified as the difference between inspiratory tidal volume and expiratory tidal volume (i.e. expiratory tidal volume is lower than inspiratory tidal volume)

Inadvertent Placement of Nasogastric Tube Into Pleural Space

Pulmonary Manifestations

Nasogastric Tube Syndrome (see Nasogastric Tube Syndrome)

Otolaryngologic Manifestations


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