Wednesday, March 24, 2010
PEG Tubes vs. Jejunostomy Tubes
For those of you who may have been curious. I had a patient with a sub-total gastrectomy recently, and that was not a PEG tube. Looks similar. Different placement.
PEG = Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy. It's for gastric tube feeding. see: PEG Tubes - Wikipedia
No stomach (or an unsuitable stomach) means no gastrostomy. Therefore, the Jejunostomy tube goes directly to the jejunum (the middle section of the small intestine). see: Jejunostomy - Wikipedia , Jejunum - Wikipedia
Yay lower risk of aspiration!
And then, just because it's in the picture, too, see: Nasogastric Intubation - Wikipedia
(Credits for the pic go to nutritioncare.org)