Nonoperative conversion of tube gastrostomy to feeding jejunostomy

Barry Salky, Isadore Kreel, Irwin Gelernt, Joel Bauer

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Abstract

Although esophageal reflux of gastrostomy feeds is an uncommon problem, severe pulmonary complications can arise. If implementation in an upright position and use of continuous infusion does not prevent reflux, an alternative method of providing adequate nutrition must be used. This nonoperative technique of converting a tube gastrostomy to a feeding jejunostomy is simple to perform, atraumatic and extremely useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-388
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume143
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1982

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