Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy using the direct method for aerodigestive cancer patients.

  title={Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy using the direct method for aerodigestive cancer patients.},
  author={Atsushi Yagishita and Naomi Kakushima and Masaki Tanaka and Kohei Takizawa and Yuichiro Yamaguchi and Hiroyuki Matsubayashi and Hiroyuki Ono},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={24 1},
BACKGROUND In esophageal or head and neck cancer patients, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) by the pull method has higher complication rates than in noncancer patients. An introducer method is considered suitable for these patients, however, complications associated with deflation or rupture of the balloon-anchoring system are reported. AIM To investigate the efficacy of a modified introducer method, called direct method, for aerodigestive cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING


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