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Endgames Spot Diagnosis

To feed or not to feed?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 02 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5194
  1. Amy Davis, associate editor1,
  2. Lauren Ramsay, specialist trainee year 4, radiology1
  1. 1St George’s Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to: A Davis adavis{at}

Is it safe to use this nasogastric tube for enteral nutrition (fig 1)?


No. Although the tip of the nasogastric tube is below the left hemidiaphragm, it follows the course of the left main bronchus and does not bisect the carina. The tip of the nasogastric tube is in …

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