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Adaptor on G-tube Keeps Breaking Off
I have had a gastrojejunostomy feeding tube for more than five years. I had a problem with the adaptor on the G-tube breaking off, causing leakage from stomach acid and irritating the skin. My physician and I worked together trying to think of a solution so I would not have to have the whole G-J tube replaced. We came up with some unique ideas that have worked well and prevented a tube replacement (so far!).
1. Using an eraser cap that is intended for the end of a pencil.