A nasogastric tube is a long, flexible plastic tube inserted into a
person's nose and threaded into the stomach to deliver fluid that contains
nutrients directly into the stomach (tube feeding). A nasogastric tube may also
be used to suction excess gastric fluids out of the stomach and to deliver
medicines to a person who temporarily cannot swallow.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology