Transnasal PEG tube placement in patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Nevah2014TransnasalPT,
  title={Transnasal PEG tube placement in patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Moises I Nevah and Jennifer R Lamberth and Alexander A. Dekovich},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={599-604}
}
BACKGROUND Head and neck cancer (H&NCa) patients have an increased risk of malnutrition and dysphagia because of their malignancy and the adverse events of therapy. Most of these patients require gastrostomies. Four percent to 7% of H&NCa patients are unable to undergo per oral percutaneous gastrostomies. Transnasal endoscopy is an option for gastrostomy… CONTINUE READING