When the surgeon must obviate to an impending obstruction because of an unresectable tumor of the supramesocolic space and an intestinal bypass is not feasible, a jejunostomy is usually indicated. We describe a new method to provide enteral nutrition via a subcutaneous jejunostomy without any external device, which can be used only when the patient is at risk for developing an obstruction or dysphagia. The feeding tube is inserted into the jejunum and then connected to a Port-a-Cath lodged in a subcutaneous pocket. Subsequently, the nutrition can be delivered via a Huber needle inserted in the port, or, to minimize the need for strict aseptic surveillance, the tube can be exteriorized from the pocket and used as the usual tube jejunostomy. This procedure allows placing a precautionary jejunostomy without distortion of the body image.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Medicine (miscellaneous)