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Letter to Editor in response to: Do we really need gastrostomy in every anatomical anomaly? A comment on patient selection for pediatric gastrostomy tubes: Are we placing tubes that are not being used?

      We read the article by Jackson et al with great interest [
      • Jackson J.E.
      • Theodorou C.M.
      • Vukcevich o
      • et al.
      Patient selection for pediatric gastrostomy tubes (GT): are we placing tubes that are not being used?.
      ]. They concluded that fifteen percent of pediatric gastrostomies (GTs) was used for less than 6 months, especially so in cases having an acute need for GT, and they suggested preferring nasogastric (NG) tube feedings in short-term cases. In this context, there are two subjects that we want to learn and benefit from their experiences.
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