Fluoroscopically guided percutaneous gastrostomy: current status.

  title={Fluoroscopically guided percutaneous gastrostomy: current status.},
  author={R. F. McLoughlin and B J So and Robin Gray},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  volume={47 1},
The authors review the current status of fluoroscopically guided percutaneous gastrostomy (FGPG). The indications for this procedure have been expanded since the technique was first described over a decade ago. Ther are few contraindications to FGPG, although modifications are required in some situations. The procedure involves placing a feeding tube into the stomach by a modified Seldinger technique. According to the literature, most interventionalists do not routinely employ gastropexy. The… CONTINUE READING