The creation of an opening into the stomach for the administration of food and fluids.
A gastric fistula created surgically through the abdominal wall.
artificial opening in the stomach to a hole in the abdoman
A surgical opening into the stomach usually for the placement of a feeding tube (gastrostomy tube). This can also be done by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). PEG is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube without doing an open laparotomy (larger operation on the abdomen). The incisions are very small and require less healing time. Ask your care provider about the benefits/risks of these procedures as they relate to your child.
surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
a minor surgical procedure
an opening, or stoma, in the abdominal wall into the stomach
a surgically created opening through the abdominal wall, leading directly into the stomach
A method of enteral feeding in which a tube is surgically introduced through the abdominal wall.
an opening created into the stomach.
A feeding tube established by an external opening to the stomach.
An opening in the abdominal wall, created through surgery, to provide nutrition straight to the stomach when the esophagus is injured or blocked, or to provide proper drainage after abdominal surgery is performed to maximize nutrition.
Surgical procedure that enables children to be fed through a tube placed directly in the stomach.
a surgical operation to create an opening into the stomach from the wall of the abdomen, so that food can be introduced without passing through the mouth and throat. page top
a surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening in the stomach for the insertion of a feeding tube.
An artificial opening from the stomach to the abdomen. A feeding tube is usually inserted through this to assist in feeding.
The surgical creation of an opening in the abdominal wall into the stomach for drainage or a feeding tube.
a surgically created opening in the stomach and the abdominal muscles. A tube is passed through these openings, into the stomach, to allow for feeding of a person who cannot eat normally.
an artificial opening from the stomach to a hole (stoma) in the abdomen where a feeding tube is inserted. See also enteral nutrition.
A surgical procedure to create an artificial opening in the stomach.
The making of an artificial opening into the stomach through which a specially prepared liquid formula, containing the nutrients normally available in food, is passed to avoid food having to be taken in by the mouth.
A tube that us inserted through a surgical opening into the stomach, which is used to administer foods, fluids or medication when swallowing is impossible.
a feeding tube placed in the stomach, also referred to as PEG
Insertion of tube into the stomach externally.
Surgical opening into the stomach from the outside to enable a feeding tube to be passed.
Gastrostomy refers to a surgical opening into the stomach. Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression. Typically this would include an incision in the patient's epigastrium as part of a formal operation.