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PEG Tube Placement
PEG Tube Placement (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Procedure overview A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is surgically placed through your abdomen into your stomach. During this procedure, your surgeon uses a lighted flexible scope called an endoscope. The endoscope allows your surgeon to see inside your stomach as the procedure is being performed. The PEG tube stays in your stomach for months or years to allow you to receive fluids, medicines, and nutrition wh...
Managing Mucositis in Children
Managing Mucositis in Children What is mucositis? Mucositis is the swelling, irritation, and ulceration of the mucosal cells that line the digestive tract. Mucositis can occur anywhere along the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. It can be a very troublesome and painful side effect of chemotherapy. Anticipating mucositis may help to manage some of the symptoms. What causes mucositis? The cells that line the digestive tract are rapidly producing. In other words, the life span of these cells is v...