A j-tube makes sense over a g-tube if you have delayed gastric emptying.
The risk shouldn't be significant.Your best bet for information would be to subscribe to the g-tube mailing list at by sending a message of "set gtube digest" to LISTSERV###MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU------------------I am not a doctor, nor do I work for profit in the medical/pharmacological field, but I have read scientific and medical texts, and have access to numerous sources of medical information that are not readily available to others. One should always consult a medical professional regarding advice received.[This message has been edited by flux (edited 06-29-2001).]quote:is an issue as any opening into the body that isn't natural carries the risk