How does a feeding tube work?

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A feeding tube works by providing nutrients in liquid form directly into the esophagus and therefore into the stomach. They are either inserted through the nose or placed directly into the patient's abdomen. In a hospital setting these tubes are controlled by staff who monitor the delivery via a drip. Outside of hospitals patients can operate the tube themselves. They can use either a plastic bag which can be hung up to drip the nutrients into a catheter attached to the outer part of the tube, or an injector like a large syringe.
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A feeding tube is introduced either through the nose, mouth or surgically inserted into the abdomen. A liquid nutrient is administered through the tube.
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