Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
A jejunostomy tube (J-tube) is a feeding tube that is surgically placed into the small intestine (the jejunum). One end of the tube comes out through the skin of the abdomen. The J-tube is used to deliver nutrients directly into the jejunum if one is unable to eat or unable to eat enough to maintain adequate nutritional status.
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