Surgical formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the jejunum.

Enteral access device that is placed endoscopically, surgically, or radiologically with the tip of the tube positioned in the jejunum. This tube is considered for long-term feeding.

Part of the small intestine. It is half-way down the small intestine between its duodenum and ileum sections.

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