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Gastrostomy tube stabilizer.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric surgery
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
5
Pages
572–572
Identifiers
PMID: 6438298
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new method of gastrostomy tube fixation is described using a metal-ring appliance. This maintains the position of the tube, preventing progression of the tube towards the pylorus, and avoids movement, thus diminishing leakage around the tube. The wound and skin are exposed, easily accessible, and avoid the sogginess encountered with the nipple stabilization. The incidence of fungal infections is also reduced.

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