Endoscopically assisted nasojejunal feeding tube placement

D. A. Rives, J. L. LeRoy, Michael L Hawkins, T. A. Bowden

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Enteral nutrition is best delivered via a small bore feeding tube whose tip lies in the proximal jejunum. A major obstacle to tube placement is the lack of a reliable means of assuring passage through the pylorus. A simple, quick method of tube placement using endoscopic assistance that was successful in 18 of 20 (90%) attempts is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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