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Gastrostomy tube placement - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

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 .

Update Date 5/14/2014

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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