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Nasojejunal Tube Placement

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Patient Preparation:

Barium to opacify stomach if needed

Select an 8 French silastic feeding tube with weighted tip that is109 cm/43 inches in length. Place patient supine on table. In supine position, place tube through nose to stomach. Place patient in right lateral position to get tube to pylorus and out into the duodenum. Place patient in LPO position to move the tube forward into the duodenum/proximal jejuneum

Views to Take:
Not applicable

See References Chapter.

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