Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
The Gastronomy (G-tube) allows nutrients to be delivered directly into the stomach if one is unable to eat or unable to eat enough food to maintain adequate nutritional status. One end of the tube is in the stomach and the other end comes out through the skin of the abdomen. The G-tube is surgically placed in the stomach.
Sep 2, 2014 - For some patients, reirradiation of recurrent head and neck cancer can extend life. But for those with comorbidities or organ dysfunction, such as feeding tube dependence, it is likely to offer only palliative support, according to a report in the March 16 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Sep 2, 2014