American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical construction of a permanent opening from the external surface of the abdominal wall into the stomach, usually for inserting a feeding tube.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the operation of forming an artificial opening into the stomach, for introducing food when it cannot pass through the gullet, on account of obstruction or stricture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Surg.) The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food.
- n. surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
- From gastro- + -stomy (Wiktionary)
“Many care homes say they will not take a patient until they have had a gastrostomy.”
“The Pediatric Enteral Access Center provides evaluation and assessment of the need for enteral access (gastrostomy and jejunostomy feedings).”
“Oral feeding, sip feeding, and feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes are all enteral nutrition.”
“A tube feeding into the stomach is a gastrostomy tube, or G-tube; a tube feeding into the intestines is a gastrojejunostomy tube, or GJ-tube.”
“For long term treatment, a gastrostomy tube can be placed directly in the stomach.”
“Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy placement is performed by a gastroenterologist and an interventional radiologist.”
“The Center also provides problem solving and solutions for gastrostomy/jejunostomy tube issues that may arise.”
“Children who are unable to consume adequate calories or who have poor growth may require a nasogastric tube (NG tube) or gastrostomy tube (G-tube) to improve their nutrition and growth.”
“Bleeding from the gastrostomy opening, which is minimal and stops quickly”
“Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy placement is performed by an interventional radiologist.”
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