G-tubes are the most common type of feeding tubes. They are placed surgically or endoscopically directly through the skin and into the stomach. Children and adults who require tube feeding for more than 3 months are likely to receive a G-tube. A G-tube may consist of a long tube, sometimes called a PEG tube, or a skin-level button device.
GJ-tubes are placed in the stomach just like G-tubes, but a thin, long tube is threaded into the jejunal (J) portion of the small intestine. The vast majority of children who get GJ feeding tubes begin with G-tubes; it is rare for a GJ-tube to be placed initially.
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Enteral feeding refers to the delivery of a nutritionally complete feed, containing protein, carbohydrate, fat, water, minerals and vitamins, directly into the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. Gastroenteric tube feeding plays a major role in the management of patients with poor voluntary intake, chronic neurological or mechanical dysphagia or gut dysfunction and in patients who are critically ill.
Nasogastric and nasoenteric tubes are flexible double or single lumen tubes that are passed proximally from the nose distally into the stomach or small bowel. Enteric tubes that will be removed within a short period of time can also be passed through the mouth (orogastric). This topic will review the indications, contraindications, placement, management, and complications of nasogastric and nasoenteric tubes.