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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 company stated that the PUMA-G System, which is the world's first and only ultrasound gastrostomy system, allows physicians to place gastrostomy tubes at the point of care, using solely ultrasound imaging.
Caroline allowed surgeons to go ahead with a gastrostomy when Ayla was six months old and needed a life-saving-operation for a bowel obstruction.
The purpose of this study is to report the feasibility of performing interventional radiology-operated transgastrostomic endoscopy and endobronchial forceps retrieval of retained foreign bodies in patients with existing gastrostomy or gastrojejunal tubes.
Elective ERCP through the gastrostomy was first described by Baron and Vikers in 1998 (4).
Two 2-0 PDS or Prolene sutures were placed through the anterior wall of the stomach on either side of the proposed gastrostomy site.
Gastrostomy tube placement also requires general anaesthesia and complication includes risk of laceration of abdominal organs during introduction of tube, inadequate gastric emptying, vomiting, local cellulitis or abscess formation and premature dislodgment of tube (Armstrong and Hardie, 1990).
On hospital day 2, the patient underwent a repeat EGD (Figure 2) and exploratory laparotomy with gastrostomy and evacuation of gastric contents where a 10 x 4.5 x 2 cm bezoar of the plastic glove material was removed from the stomach (Figure 3).
The enteral feeding devices market segmentation is based on product types (enteral feeding tubes, nasoenteric tubes, oroenteric tubes, enterostomy tubes, gastrostomy tubes, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg), laparoscopic gastrostomy, open surgical gastrostomy, jejunostomy tubes, low profile gastrostomy tubes, enteral feeding pumps, administration reservoir, giving sets, enteral syringes), and application stages (pediatrics, adult).
Long-term feeding tubes are made of silicone or polyurethane and are placed in the stomach (e.g., gastrostomy [G-tube]), jejunum (e.g., jejunostomy [J-tube]), or both (e.g., gastrojejunosotmy [G-J tube]).
Objective: To compare the percutaneous radiologically guided gastrostomy (PeRG) tubes of wide caliber with narrow caliber tubes.