The 'cut and push' method of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube removal.

@article{Pearce2000TheA,
  title={The 'cut and push' method of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube removal.},
  author={Callum B Pearce and Patrick M Goggin and Johnny Collett and Lee Smith and Hamish D Duncan},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={133-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The standard method of removing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes is by gastroscopy. This has implications for endoscopy time and resources, and we believe is not always necessary. Depending on the type of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube used we often used the 'cut and push' method. This involves cutting the catheter at skin level and allowing the tube and internal bumper to spontaneously pass. The cut and push method also represents a considerable resource… CONTINUE READING

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