Feeding Tube Placement, Gastrostomy Versus Jejunostomy

  • Kent Choi
  • Gill McHattie
  • Desmond Birkett

When long-term enterai access is required in a mentally compromised adult, there are several options to consider. One of the most fundamental considerations is whether to place a gastrostomy or a jejunostomy. This chapter explores those issues. Chapter 20 explores the related issues of percutaneous endoscopic feeding tube access versus laparoscopic placement of a feeding tube.


Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Enteral Feeding Jejunal Loop Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Jejunostomy Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kent Choi
    • 1
  • Gill McHattie
    • 2
  • Desmond Birkett
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.NutritionSouthern General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & ClydeGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryLahey Clinic Medical CentersBurlingtonUSA

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