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Knotty issues in postpyloric feeding
  1. Melody Redman1,2,
  2. David Campbell3
  1. 1 Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2 Department of Oncology & Metabolism, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  3. 3 Gastroenterology, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Melody Redman, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK; hy8mgr{at}

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Postpyloric (or jejunal) feeding may be required in children where feeding via gastrostomy is associated with problems of severe gastro-oesophageal reflux leading to faltering growth.1 2

A 2-year-old boy presented with what appeared to be a standard complication of tube blockage, having previously been fed through a 6-French jejunal (J) extension …

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  • Contributors MR wrote the first draft of the piece. DC performed the procedure, took the image displayed and edited the piece.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.