gastrostomy

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gastrostomy

[ga′sträs·tə·mē]
(medicine)
The establishment of a fistulous opening into the stomach, with an external opening in the skin; used for artificial feeding.
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Thus the patients requiring long term nutritional support should be considered for feeding gastrostomies.
Variable complication rates have been reported for gastrostomies throughout literature ranging from 6% to 17.
To describe the paediatric population requiring gastrostomies for feeding and swallowing difficulties and their service delivery needs.