Previously the nasojejunal tube
was thought to be safer than the nasogastric tube due to its decreased ability to stimulate gastric secretions.
After 6 days in high care, the child developed a paralytic ileus, requiring nasojejunal tube
placement, bowel rest and antibiotics.
Following fluoroscopic placement of a nasojejunal tube, precontrast monitoring scans are performed during the rapid infusion of bi-phasic, enteric contrast agents (typically between 80 cc/min and 120 cc/ min, depending upon patient symptoms).
31,32) Some have recently shown that MR enterography without placement of the nasojejunal tube may also be useful in identifying small-bowel polyps.
Nasogastric or nasojejunal tube
feeding might be the best option for short-term nutritional support if the upper GI tract is not working, he suggested.
Three days later, a nasojejunal tube
was placed under fluoroscopic guidance without difficulty.
13) The nasojejunal tube is extremely useful in maintaining enterocyte integrity.
The nasojejunal tube is not intended to provide systemic nutrition as this would require an increase in the digestive and secretory functions of the enterocytes with a resultant increase in oxygen requirements.
first a downward course Umbilical vein catheter Inferior vena cava above liver Direct course up via left portal and ductus venosus Long venous line Away from renal veins Central venous line Superior vena cava Nasogastric tube Left hypochondrium / stomach or Nasojejunal tube
jejunum respectively Intercostal / mediastinal drain Intrathoracic / mediastinal Type Undesirable position External Cutaneous [O.