Jejunopexy for Selectively Placed Fluoroscopically Guided Percutaneous Jejunal Feeding Tubes

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Abstract

Prophylactic placement of feeding jejunostomy tubes in patients undergoing esophagectomy or gastrectomy continues to be a common practice. The aim of jejunostomy is to maintain nutrition, especially with an anastomotic leak. Frequently total or supplemental nutrition through a jejunostomy is not required, rendering prophylactic placement unnecessary. In addition, feeding jejunostomy tubes have potentially serious complications.

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