gastrostomy tube

A tube inserted through the wall of the abdomen directly into the stomach. It allows air and fluid to leave the stomach and can be used to give drugs and liquids, including liquid food, to the patient.

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  • PEG (TUBE) — Para Entero Gastrostomy (tube) (Medical » Physiology) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) — A surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube without having to perform an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen). The aim of PEG is to feed those who cannot swallow. PEG may be done by a surgeon, otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Feeding tube — A feeding tube is a medical device used to provide nutrition to patients who cannot obtain nutrition by swallowing. The state of being fed by a feeding tube is called enteral feeding or tube feeding. Placement may be temporary for the treatment… …   Wikipedia

  • percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy — (PEG) a method used for long term tube feeding, in which a tube is inserted through the chest wall into the stomach under endoscopic guidance …   Medical dictionary

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