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Tubes, Jejunostomy, Surgical

Definition : Jejunostomy tubes designed for insertion of the distal tip into the jejunum using open surgery procedures. These devices typically consist of a single-lumen clear, brown rubber or plastic tube with a Malecot or mushroom-like tip that is placed in the jejunum; some thread or suture material is wrapped around the tube and then stitched to the skin around the jejunostomy opening to keep it in place. Open surgery jejunostomy tubes are used mainly for long-term feeding in patients who are at increased risk of complications related to surgery while preventing aspiration.

UMDC code : 27146

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