Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2017 / Article / Fig 3

Clinical Study

Replaceable Jejunal Feeding Tubes in Severely Ill Children

Figure 3

Because the small bowel in this very young patient (2 months) was too narrow to insert the needle over a distance of at least 8 cm without piercing the bowel wall inadvertently, we inserted the feeding tube equipped with a guide thread into the bowel lumen. An incision was made at the antimesenteric side of the jejunum loop at the planned exit site of the guide thread.

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