What is Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube)?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Feeding Tube

Nasojejunal (NJ) feeding tube placement is a procedure in which an x-ray monitor is used to guide the placement of a soft feeding tube through the nose into the small bowel (jejunum). NJ feeding tubes are frequently used for long-term enteral nutrition.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroparesis 2 0
Pervasive refusal syndrome 1 0
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome 1 0
Weight loss 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Why patients stopped taking Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube)


Currently using Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3

Stopped using Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Nasojejunal feeding tube (NJ-tube).