21st November 2019


Is PEG tube enteral feeding?

A gastric feeding tube (G-tube or "button") is a tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen into the stomach and is used for long-term enteral nutrition. One type is the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube which is placed endoscopically.

Regarding this, what are the different types of feeding tubes?

Tube Types
  • Nasogastric (NG) Tubes. These tubes enter the nose and feed into the stomach.
  • Nasoduodenal (ND) Tubes.
  • Nasojejunal (NJ) Tubes.
  • Gastric or Gastrostomy (G) Tubes.
  • Gastrojejunal (GJ) or Transjejunal Tubes.
  • Jejunal (J) Tubes.

Is a PEG tube the same as feeding tube?

It is the opening that connects the feeding tube on the outside of the body to the stomach or intestine on the inside. PEG: PEG specifically describes a long G-tube placed by endoscopy, and stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Sometimes the term PEG is used to describe all G-tubes.
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