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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
PICTORIAL ESSAY: CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-123

Radiology of ventilatory, feeding, and circulatory lines and tubes in the critically sick


Department of Radiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 19010, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Narainder K Gupta
Department of Radiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 19010
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.137854

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A variety of supportive ventilatory, feeding and circulatory devices are employed in the management of critically sick patients. The hardware ranges from endotracheal, tracheostomy and chest tubes, nasogastric and nasoenteric feeding tubes, to central venous lines, umbilical venous and arterial catheters, pacers and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators, intraaortic balloon pumps and ventricular assist devices. The accurate positioning of this hardware is critical to the well being of a patient. However, these devices may not be positioned appropriately. Faults may occur at the time of their insertion, or the hardware may get dislodged while in use. A portable chest radiograph can be extremely useful in identifying such mishaps. This pictorial review captures some of the critical scenarios which must be known to radiologists and the treating intensivists.


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