Feeding Tube Patency Restorers, Mechanical
Definition : Feeding tube patency restorers that use mechanical forces to remove obstructions of occluded feeding tubes. These devices usually consist of a soft threaded mechanism that can be introduced into the tube and then rotated to bore the clog; they are available in a range from 10 to 24 Fr diameter and 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 inches) in length. Other devices include an endoscopically inserted cytology brush. Mechanical patency restorers are used to remove obstructions in gastrostomy and gastrostomy-jejunal feeding tubes.
UMDC code : 18592