gastrostomy tube

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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Gastrostomy tube

Stomach tube for feeding.
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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.
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 (Verstraete, 2003).