g-tube out?

23 May

Most G/J tubes require 1-2 weeks to form a mature tract.

 

If under that amount of time, non-operative or non-fluoro guided replacement in ED may form an inappropriate tract and place tube in incorrect location.  Ensure it has been adequate amount of time.

 

If so, prompt replacement with largest foley or g tube possible to ensure patency of tract in prompt manner is ideal.

 

If any signs of infection, do not replace either.

 

Submitted by J. Rothstein.

 

References: emedicine, picture

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