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Magnets used for non-surgical gastrostomy

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A new gastrostomy method using two powerful magnets has been developed by Dr Jonathan Grier and researchers at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. One magnet is placed in the stomach and the other engaged topically, so that over 10-12 days the internal magnet migrates to the outside cutting a clean, secure stoma.

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