Freka PEG tube can only be removed orally. Good if v active, combative patient. But risk of mucosal burying, so weekly push and pull. Corflo can be removed by traction. Need replacing every 18 months.
Button preferred now, tube can be disconnected as required, replace every 12-18 months. 40% mortality at 5yrs post fundoplication where CP. 40% had no improvement in gagging symptoms. Only 1 in 8 need subsequent fundo if PEG only done first, so tend not to be done at same time.
Alternatives – jejunal tube via PEG (needs continuous feeds) or jejunal button (less retching but more tube problems eg blockage).
Jejunostomy via Roux en Y potentially primary procedure. Risk of volvulus.
Oesophagogastric disconnection – (Manchester) stomach detached from oesophagus, which gets plumbed on to Roux en Y instead.
Bridles for NG/NJ skin fixation issues.
Blended diet for growth issues, feeding tolerance issues, failed jejunal, to avoid fundoplication. Currently not done via NG/NJ.