Endoscopically assisted nasojejunal feeding tube placement

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

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Abstract

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
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

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Rives, D. A., LeRoy, J. L., Hawkins, M. L., & Bowden, T. A. (1989). Endoscopically assisted nasojejunal feeding tube placement. American Surgeon, 55(2), 88-91.