Enteral nutrition by nasojejunal tube in hyperemesis gravidarum

Clin Nutr. 2001 Oct;20(5):461-4. doi: 10.1054/clnu.2001.0484.


We describe two cases in which self-propelling, blind placed nasojejunal tubes were placed in severe hyperemesis gravidarum. This method provides an alternative to parenteral nutrition and to percutaneous endoscopic tubes, is well tolerated, cost effective and with a low rate of complication. Both mothers were given nutritional support at home, had normal subsequent pregnancies and normal babies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Enteral Nutrition / economics
  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum / therapy*
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome