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.
Decisionmaking around gastrostomy tube
feeding in children with neurologic impairment: Engaging effectively with families.
Nikki Sharp says medics told her son Hugo needed a gastrostomy tube
inserting into his stomach to feed him.
Five years on, wheelchair user Ged became unable to feed himself and was fitted with a gastrostomy tube
while he was still strong enough to go through the procedure.
She was fed through a gastrostomy tube
. Corrective surgery then was unavailable at Aga Khan University.
Callum was diagnosed with Digeorge Syndrome, has cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, is oxygen dependent and needs a gastrostomy tube
She was, then, transferred to another rehabilitation clinic with gastrostomy tube
for feeding, spontaneous respiration via tracheostomy cannula, and in state of Glasgow Coma Scale score 8.
The perforation was repaired and a gastrostomy tube
was placed transabdominally for decompression of the swollen remnant.
The patient was referred to interventional radiology for exchange of both jejunostomy and gastrostomy tubes
and, during preprocedural evaluation, was noted that the pyloric stent had migrated proximally into the gastric body and had been inadvertently cannulated by the gastrostomy tube
during a prior tube exchange (Fig.
A 76-year-old female with past medical history of squamous cell cancer of the oral cavity status post hemiglossectomy with left anterolateral free flap, bilateral neck dissections, tracheostomy, and decannulation with gastrostomy tube
placement, chemotherapy and radiation therapy presented with epigastric pain for 5 days.
A biliary stent was placed via ERCP, and the gastrostomy was converted to a gastrostomy tube
for retrieval of the stent after leak resolution at 6 weeks.
Alternatively, the mouth can be closed completely and animal fed through pharyngostomy, nasogastric, oesophagostomy or gastrostomy tube