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A 29-year-old male asked:

Is it safe for a patient to receive a tpn feed through a gj tube?my sis has severe mastocytosis & gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness
Last updated Oct 14, 2016

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