Surgical Gastrostomy Tube

An item designed to allow the passage of air to circulate around the stoma area in order to improve wound healing and reduce site irritation. It may be used also to control gastric leakage and prevent tube migration. (Do not use for nasogastric or enteral feeding.)

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