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Nasogastric Intubation

Nasogastric Intubation
Nasogastric Intubation

For nasogastric intubation, a small, flexible plastic tube is passed through the nose or mouth into the stomach (nasogastric tube) or small intestine (nasoduodenal tube). Intubation typically causes gagging and nausea, so a numbing spray may be applied into the nose and back of the throat. This procedure can be used for various purposes, such as Removing a sample of stomach or intestinal contents Continuously removing the contents of the stomach Providing food Helping doctors accurately place a feeding tube directly in the stomach or intestine