I have had enteral feeding tubes for about 5 years

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Q: I have had enteral feeding tubes for about 5 years (problem with aspiration from radiation damage from cancer treatment in 2003), have had to have them replaced about every 12 months when needed. All have been 20 French size. I am currently using Bard Tri-funnel model, which will need to be replaced soon. I have a size 22 French available right now, still in its sealed packaging, would like to use it, instead of buying another size 20. Will it be any problem having the 22 put in instead of the 20?

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