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.
Mar 21, 2015 - For patients with head and neck cancer undergoing prophylactic gastrostomy tube insertion before definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, current smoking and current heavy alcohol consumption are predictive of prolonged gastrostomy tube requirements, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Apr 21, 2015