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Why would a patient with esophageal cancer have a feeding tube inserted surgically into the duodenum ?

Why would a patient with esophageal cancer have a feeding tube inserted surgically into the duodenum and not into the stomach? Why would a patient with esophageal cancer have a feeding tube inserted surgically into the duodenum and not into the stomach?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Apr 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.Depending upon the extent of spread of cancer the things are decided.If the growth of cancer is extending beyond stomach this must have planned.The idea of inserting tube is to make sure that the patient gets proper nutrition and his general condition remains good to support the treatment.
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Answered: Sat, 25 Jun 2011
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