How far to pass a nasogastric tube? Particular reference to the distance from the anterior nares to the upper oesophagus.

@article{Phillips1994HowFT,
  title={How far to pass a nasogastric tube? Particular reference to the distance from the anterior nares to the upper oesophagus.},
  author={David E Phillips and Ian W. Sherman and S Asgarali and R Sanders Williams},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1994},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={295-6}
}
The length of the nasogastric tube inserted into a patient is frequently ill-considered. If an inappropriate length of tubing is passed this may result in feeding difficulties or inadequate aspiration of gastric contents. This study assessed the optimal length by assuming that the oesophagus is 25 cm long and that the tip of a nasogastric tube should lie 10… CONTINUE READING