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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The balloon for the gastrostomy tube had migrated from the stomach through the duodenum and into the proximal jejunum.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: effect on survival.
They consider his care futile at this point and believe he will never resume enteral feeding through the gastrostomy tube.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a feeding tube placed through the abdominal wall to the stomach, via an endoscopic operation.
These included blood tests, intravenous treatments and a gastrostomy, and he was fed through a tube and confined to a wheelchair.
An audit of 719 Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) procedures published in 2004 found 19% were "futile" and did nothing to prolong life.
A gastrostomy is often inserted at the same time to allow for the venting of excess wind from the stomach.
She was later diagnosed with Holoprosencephaly and had to be fitted with a tracheostomy tube to aid her breathing and a gastrostomy to feed.
In April, NZNO's gastroenterology nurses' section national committee held an urgent meeting in Wellington to discuss the registered nurse first assist role for placing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes.
Alexandra Brass, 17, who suffered from severe cerebral palsy, died at Newcastle General Hospital on February 8 last year following complications after undergoing a gastrostomy, an operation to put a tube into her stomach.
Abstract: Gastrocutaneous fistula after gastrostomy tube removal may persist for a prolonged period.