Prolonged use of gastrostomy for enteral hyperalimentation in children with Crohn's disease.

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety of gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement in children with Crohn's disease and the efficacy of prolonged enteral hyperalimentation in children with growth failure complicating Crohn's disease. METHODS Twenty children with Crohn's disease and growth failure were offered enteral hyperalimentation via nasogastric tube (NG-tube… (More)

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