Gastrostomy

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Gastrostomy
Intervention
PIC 0007 gastrostomie.jpg
ICD-9-CM 43.1
MeSH D005774

Gastrostomy is the creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression. Typically this would include an incision in the patient's epigastrium as part of a formal operation. It can be performed through surgical approach, percutaneous approach by interventional radiology, or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).

The opening may be used for feeding, such as with a gastrostomy tube.

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