gastrostomy tube

gastrostomy tube

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Gastrostomy tube: Bard button

per·cu·ta·ne·ous en·do·scop·ic gas·tros·to·my tube

(PEG tube) (pĕr'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs en'dō-skop'ik gās-tros'tŏ-mē tūb)
Tube placed through the abdominal wall with the aid of an endoscope into the stomach. Used for feeding patients unable to swallow food.
Synonym(s): G-tube, gastrostomy tube.

gastrostomy tube

A tube placed directly into the stomach for long-term enteral feeding or gastric decompression. This may be done laparoscopically, surgically, or by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube technique.

Gastrostomy tube

Stomach tube for feeding.
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The perforation was repaired and a gastrostomy tube was placed transabdominally for decompression of the swollen remnant.
Given their oropharyngeal abnormalities, children with the Pierre Robin sequence often undergo gastrostomy tube placement to meet their nutritional needs.
Therefore, for longer term enteral tube feeding, feeding via a gastrostomy tube is currently recommended.
We aimed to compare the antegrade transoral and the retrograde transabdominal approaches for fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement.
As well as being unable to speak or move around, Jack is fed and given medication via a gastrostomy tube, meaning he requires all-day monitoring.
In another situation, a nurse from the medical unit calls the Interventional Radiology staff with a request for a gastrostomy tube change.
The cost of inserting 1 silicone percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube, including labour, is up to $412.
In our study, we placed the large caliber gastrostomy tube of 24 Fr through a peel away sheath.
For those with a severe form of dysphagia, a percutaneous gastrostomy tube is used.
Their poster presented the quality improvement study "Weight Loss and Gastrostomy Tube Care Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Gastrostomy Tube Placement.
In patients who need placement of gastrostomy tube because of any reason, gastrostomy can be performed with the PEG method which is a simple invasive method without invasive investigation and invasive surgery and detailed examination and invasive surgery can be performed subsequently (15).