jejunostomy tube

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jejunostomy tube

A tube placed directly into the jejunum for long-term enteral feeding. This may be done laparoscopically, with a percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube, or surgically. It is not as commonly used as the gastrostomy tube.


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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She required supplemental feedings initially using her jejunostomy tube, as she had inadequate oral intake.
The route of enteral feed administration used by the FST is through nasogastric tube, surgical gastrostomy tube, or surgical jejunostomy tube.
All the other tube insertions involved a smaller jejunostomy tube.
Complications of Jejunostomy Tube Feeding in Nursing Facility Patients," American Journal of Gastroenterology 86 (1991):1610-13.
The findings noted in the abstract, entitled Role of Bowel Rest in Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tube Feedings, are to be presented on Friday, October 22nd, at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.