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what does it mean when a doctor says: there has been advancement of the weighted esophageal feeding tube to the proximal jejunal level. the bowel gas pattern is normal with our dilated loops. i am a radiology tech student. please dumb this down for me. i have to present this to a class.

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Advancement of the tube tip generally refers to barium studies for small bowel ( Enteroclysis) , in which the naso/oro gastric feeding tube is passed down the pharynx esophagus stomach duodenum beyond the 4th part of the duodenum across the duodeno- jejunal junction into the first part of the jejunum & then oral gastric contrast like barium is pushed in from proximal end of tube , this helps to delineate the mucosa of the small bowel & to pick up any abnormalities .

Hope this answers your query. Feel free to contact me if you have any other doubts.

Dr. Rohit Malik

Dr. Rohit Malik
Category: Radiologist
Residency, Fellowship: DNB, DMRD, DMRE, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, 1997 – 2001
Medical School: MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Lokmanya TIlak Muncipal Medical College, 1991 – 1997
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