Comparison of balloon- and mushroom-retained large-bore gastrostomy catheters.

  title={Comparison of balloon- and mushroom-retained large-bore gastrostomy catheters.},
  author={Brian S. Funaki and Roger Peirce and John N. Lorenz and P B Menocci and Jordan D. Rosenblum and Christine Straus and Thuong G. Van Ha and Jeffrey A. Leef and George X. Zaleski},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={177 2},
OBJECTIVE We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate two different types of percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy procedures and catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 8, 1999, and August 4, 2000, 80 percutaneous gastrostomy catheters were placed in 80 patients in 80 attempts. Twenty-five 16-, 18-, or 20-French balloon-retained catheters and 55 20-French mushroom-retained catheters were inserted. Typically, the type of catheters placed was based on operator preference. However… CONTINUE READING


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