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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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