Esophageal intubation

Case contributed by Dr Ibrahim Alsheikh Deeb


Trauma: chest radiograph to check tube position.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

The endotracheal tube is seen projecting on the left aspect of the neck, outside the tracheal air column with associated gaseous distention of the stomach. It also is aligned with a nasogastric tube whose tip in satisfactory position, projecting over the stomach.
There are hypoventilatory changes in the lungs.

Case Discussion

Esophageal intubation refers to the incorrect placement of an endotracheal tube in the esophagus

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Case information

rID: 75590
Published: 3rd Apr 2020
Last edited: 4th Feb 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: American University of Beirut Medical Center

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