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On ward-round, a male patient born at 26+2 weeks, who is now term corrected weighing 1.61 kg, is being reviewed. Previously, he had significant renal impairment secondary to a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which was ligated day 25 of life and renal function improved. His issues now include poor weight gain, vomiting, hyperparathyroidism, bilateral nephrocalcinosis and anaemia. He had necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) successfully medically managed 6 weeks prior to this review. Despite optimising medical reflux management and nutritional intake, vomiting and weight gain remained problematic. The decision was made for nasojejunal tube (NJT). He had a size 8 fr silk NJT inserted, with guidewire removed from NJT before insertion.
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Contributors AH wrote the first draft, subsequently reviewed and revised by JW and AH before final draft reviewed by LM.
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Competing interests None declared.
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