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Newborn and Infant Care

PEG tube

10/23/1997

Question:

My child has a PEG tube and I am concerned about the crossbar. It is internal and I have been told it should be external? Are there different types and what are they? I am trying to find out about these tubes.

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Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati