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jejunostomy

 [jĕ″joo-nos´tah-me]
surgical creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.
needle-catheter jejunostomy insertion of a needle-catheter device to provide nutrition to patients undergoing major surgery of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, or hepatobiliary system. Since the small bowel regains normal motility and absorption capacity 8 to 12 hours postoperatively, this alternative method of feeding is an effective way to meet nutritional needs.

je·ju·nos·to·my

(je'jū-nos'tŏ-mē),
Operative establishment of a fistula from the jejunum to the abdominal wall, usually with creation of a stoma.
[jejuno- + G. stoma, mouth]

jejunostomy

/je·ju·nos·to·my/ (jĕ″joo-nos´tah-me) the creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy

(jə-jo͞o′nŏs′tə-mē, jē′jo͝o-, jĕj′o͝o-)
n.
The surgical creation of an opening from the abdominal wall into the jejunum, usually with a stoma on the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy

[jij′o̅o̅nos′təmē]
a surgical procedure to create an artificial opening to the jejunum through the abdominal wall. It may be a permanent or a temporary opening.

je·ju·nos·to·my

(jĕ'jū-nos'tŏ-mē)
Operative establishment of an opening from the abdominal wall into the jejunum, usually with creation of a stoma on the abdominal wall.
[jejuno- + G. stoma, mouth]

jejunostomy

A surgical procedure in which an opening is cut in the JEJUNUM and the upper end brought out through the wall of the ABDOMEN so that the bowel contents can discharge to the exterior.

Jejunostomy

Surgical creation of an opening to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), through the abdominal wall.
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jejunostomy

surgical creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy tube
a surgically positioned tube in the jejunum, protruding through the skin; it is used for enteral feeding when it is necessary to bypass the upper gastrointestinal tract.
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Feeds were begun using the jejunostomy tube on the second day after surgery.
Ciprofloxacin absorption is impaired in patients given enteral feedings orally and via gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes.
A transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up and feeding jejunostomy was performed.
His medical history included coronary artery disease, hypertension, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, hyperlipemia, obesity, jejunostomy, tracheostomy, and dysphagia.
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Saigal: "We say you must look at surviving children who are experiencing months or years of grueling hospitalization with associated gastrostomy tubes, jejunostomy tubes, fundoplications, tracheostomies, shunts, orthopedic, eye, and brain surgeries, hyperalimentation, oxygen tanks, and ventilators .
He finally got the Nissen fundoplication and a jejunostomy tube (a procedure that forms a passage between the jejunum and the ileum, two parts of the small intestine).
Some authors have recommended jejunostomy tube feeding as an alternative for patients with Alzheimer's who have developed aspiration pneumonia, but Cogen and colleagues have concluded that jejunostomy does not protect against this complication either.
Laparotomy revealed extensive jejunal necrosis, which required bowel resection, jejunostomy, and ileostomy.