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Gastrostomy tube placement - series—Incision

Incision

Overview

While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), a small incision is made on the left side of the abdomen.

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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