Gastric Tubes (or G-tubes): The most common type of feeding tube is the gastrostomy (G) tube. G-tubes are surgically placed through the abdominal wall into the stomach. There are a number of types of G-tubes. Any kind of G-tube can be placed initially. Often it is the surgeon or the gastroenterologist who determines the first type of G-tube placed.
GJ-tubes are very similar to G-tubes in that they enter the stomach directly through the skin using the same site or stoma as a G-tube. Most have two feeding ports, one into the stomach, and a second tube that extends into the small intestine.
NG tube feeding can also potentially cause: abdominal cramping ; abdominal swelling; diarrhea; nausea ; vomiting; regurgitation of food or medicine; Your NG tube can potentially become blocked, torn, or dislodged. This can lead to additional complications.
Jejunostomy Feeding Tubes A jejunostomy tube is a feeding tube that is placed by a doctor through your abdomen into your small intestine (jejunum). Feeding into the jejunum bypasses the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Your feeding will be given by the continuous method. This is a method for giving the formula over an 8 - 24 hour period.
Nasal Tubes (NG, ND, NJ) admin 2016-11-22T16:49:19+00:00 Nasal tubes are non-surgical and temporary tubes placed through the nose and into the stomach or intestine. The choice between nasogastric (NG), nasoduodenal (ND), and nasojejunal (NJ) tubes depends on whether your child can tolerate feeding into the stomach or not.
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).