Radiologic versus Endoscopic Placement of Gastrostomy Tube: Comparison of Indications and Outcomes at a Tertiary Referral Center

@article{Clayton2019RadiologicVE,
  title={Radiologic versus Endoscopic Placement of Gastrostomy Tube: Comparison of Indications and Outcomes at a Tertiary Referral Center},
  author={Steven Clayton and Christopher J DeClue and Trevor Lewis and Andrea C. Rodriguez and Kimberly Salaycik Kolkhorst and Rashid S. Syed and Ambuj Kumar and Clifford Davis and Patrick G. Brady},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={112},
  pages={39–44}
}
Objectives Percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement is performed in patients requiring long-term enteral nutrition. Although both endoscopic and fluoroscopic techniques may be used, there are inherent risks and potential complications associated with both procedures that are not generally known to referring physicians. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast indications for placement and procedurally related complications between fluoroscopic and endoscopic gastrostomy tubes… CONTINUE READING

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