Gastrostomy

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Medical Definition of Gastrostomy

Gastrostomy: A surgical opening into the stomach. A gastrostomy may be used for feeding, usually via a feeding tube called a gastrostomy tube. Feeding can also be done through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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