Refers to an artificial opening into the jejunum.

Performed to allow feeding tube placement.

An alternative to gastrostomy when the stomach is unsuitable for a feeding tube.

Can be performed either endoscopically, or with open surgery.

Advantage over a gastrostomy is its low risk of aspiration.

Disadvantages include small bowel obstruction, ischemia, and requirement for continuous feeding.

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