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Gastrostomy tube placement - series—Normal anatomy

Gastrostomy tube placement - series

Overview

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestine, and acts as an important reservoir for food, prior to delivery to the small intestine.

Review Date 5/17/2020

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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