Feeding jejunostomy for post-operative nutritional support

M. Carmon, D. Seror, R. Udassin, E. Feigin, A. Szold, B. Rimon, M. Muggia-Sullam, H. R. Freund

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Enteral feeding by tube jejunostomy, inserted during definitive surgery, was used in 19 adult patients operated upon in a 24 month period. Jejunostomy feeding was associated with a low rate of minor complications enabling delivery of adequate caloric and protein input shortly after major abdominal operations and up to 9 months later. We feel that the insertion of a regular size jejunostomy tube during surgery is a simple, brief and safe procedure which offers efficient and inexpensive nutritional support, and thus has an important role in the post-operative management of selected patients. It is also easily used in the home setting if needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nutrition
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1991
Externally publishedYes


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