Cordell A. Esplin

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has been established as a faster and safer procedure than open surgical gastrostomy. It cannot be done, however, for many patients with partially obstructing pharyngeal or esophageal carcinoma, previous gastrectomy, upper abdominal surgery, or bowel distension from distal obstruction. PATIENTS AND(More)
Percutaneous placement of the Kimray-Greenfield vena cava filter was successfully performed in 12 consecutive patients, 10 from the right femoral vein, one from the left femoral vein, and one from the right internal jugular vein. Tract dilatation to allow placement of a 24-French sheath was easily performed and well tolerated. There was no occurrence of(More)
A closed irrigation and drainage system has been used in 50 consecutive patients to assess its effectiveness in maintaining catheter patency and draining fluid collections. It consists of an irrigation fluid source, flushing syringe, drainage bag, and tubing to connect the components, and is assembled when the initial drainage procedure is performed. The(More)
In 3 previously healthy patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotripsy complicated by perforation of the medial wall of the renal pelvis, a false channel or "pseudo-ureter" formed around the ureteric stent catheter, starting from the renal pelvis and re-entering the upper ureter. Recognition occurred 2 to 3 days after lithotripsy during nephrostography(More)
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