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PEG Tube Placement
PEG Tube Placement What is percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube? A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube surgically placed through your abdomen into your stomach. It’s placed using a lighted flexible scope called an endoscope. The endoscope lets your surgeon to see inside your stomach as the procedure is done. The PEG tube can stay in your stomach for months or years so you can take fluids, medicines, and nutrition through it when you can’t take in enough by mouth. O...
Chemotherapy-Related Mouth Mucositis in Children
Chemotherapy-Related Mouth Mucositis in Children What is chemotherapy-related mouth mucositis? Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to treat cancer. The medicines can cause an inflammation of the lining of the mouth. The mouth is lined with mucous membranes. When these are inflamed, it’s called mouth mucositis. The mucous membranes may be red, swollen, painful, irritated, and have sores. The mucositis can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus. Mouth mucositis can be very pa...