• Michael W. L. Gauderer
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A gastrostomy (Gr. gaster stomach and stomoun opening or mouth) is a conduit between the skin surface and the gastric mucosa. Long-term gastric access commonly is maintained by means of a short skin-level tubular device. Its simplicity notwithstanding there are few interventions for which there is a greater palette of options.


Gastrostomy Long-term enteral access 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. L. Gauderer
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  1. 1.University of South Carolina GreenvilleGreenvilleUSA

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