Indications for enteric tube feedings in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Vincent B. Ziccardi, Mark W. Ochs, Thomas W. Braun

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The catabolic effects of surgical trauma and sepsis have long been recognized. Oral and maxillofacial surgical patients represent a unique group in that their surgery and its effects on the stomatognathic system may adversely affect the ability to receive adequate nutrition. This article discusses some basic nutritional principles and describes the indications and guidelines for enteric tube feeding in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1250-1254
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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