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.
Jul 31, 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.