Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 5, Number 12, December 2014, pages 618-620

Down the Wrong Way: An Important Complication of Nasogastric Tube Placement


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Advancement of the nasogastric tube into the right main bronchus and piercing the right pleura causing a 50% pneumothorax. Note the presence of the tip of the nasogastric tube in the right pleural space.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Re-expansion of the right lung 24 h post chest drain insertion. Note the presence of the chest drain and residual pneumomediastiunum.