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Stomach feeding tube in cancer. Coloured fluoroscopic X-ray image of a section through the abdomen of a 60-year-old patient with cancer of the oesophagus, showing a gastrostomy tube (black, lower right) inserted into the stomach. Gastrostomy is the creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression.
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