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Differences between gastrostomy and nasogastric tube.?
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In brief: Location
The location of the tube tells which one it is.
A nasogastric tube is a temporary tube placed through the nose into the stomach. It can be used to remove fluid from the stomach, or used for instilling liquid food. A gastrostomy tube is a surgically placed tube through the abdominal skin into the stomach, usually used for longer term nutritional liquid feeding.

In brief: Location
The location of the tube tells which one it is.
A nasogastric tube is a temporary tube placed through the nose into the stomach. It can be used to remove fluid from the stomach, or used for instilling liquid food. A gastrostomy tube is a surgically placed tube through the abdominal skin into the stomach, usually used for longer term nutritional liquid feeding.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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