An audit of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer: reducing the incidence of peri-operative airway events by the introduction of a tumour assessment protocol.

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INTRODUCTION The presence of a malignancy of the upper aerodigestive tract introduces the potential for iatrogenic complications additional to those usually associated with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Specifically, seeding of tumour from the upper aerodigestive tract creating abdominal wall metastases, and airway obstruction due to tumour directly… (More)
DOI: 10.1308/003588409X391857

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@article{Oakley2009AnAO, title={An audit of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer: reducing the incidence of peri-operative airway events by the introduction of a tumour assessment protocol.}, author={Richard J Oakley and Rachael Donnelly and Lesley Freeman and Terry C Wong and Michele McCarthy and Frances M. B. Calman and Mary O'Connell and Jean-Pierre Jeannon and Ricard Simo}, journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England}, year={2009}, volume={91 3}, pages={249-54} }