Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
The Jejunal Button is a special type of feeding device that is surgically placed into the intestine (jejunum). The jejunal feeding is used to deliver nutrients directly in the jejunum if one is unable to eat or eat enough to maintain adequate nutritional status. The device is level with the skin. During the feeding, an adaptor is used. When the feeding is finished, the adaptor is removed and the safety plug is closed.
Mar 29, 2010 - A longer duration of breast-feeding may be associated with unfavorable breast tumor characteristics, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held from March 24 to 27 in Barcelona, Spain.