I’ve had a patient admitted with a gastrostomy tube inserted in the USA. Have spoken to the hospital she came from but she had the tube inserted elsewhere and they don’t know where nor do they have any info on the tube.
It is huge! (size 24/26 I would guess) and does not have a balloon valve. I have no size or manufacturer information on the tube. Im trying to establish how it is retained and whether I should be advancing and rotating etc and any other management advice to offer. I did find a contrast Xray which documented it was in the stomach which at least was progress!
Any thoughts welcome!