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.
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