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Covarrubias, DA,O'Connor, OJ,McDermott, S,Arellano, RS
2013
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Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy: Review of Potential Complications and Approach to Managing the Unexpected Outcome
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feeding tubes management of procedure complications percutaneous gastrostomy INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY NONVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS MANAGEMENT GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY GUIDELINES GASTROPEXY SOCIETY ACCESS TUBE
OBJECTIVE. Radiologic percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement is a widely accepted method of enteral access for patients requiring long-term nutritional support for a variety of conditions. Although the safety of this procedure is well documented, complications do occur. The purpose of this article is to review the major and minor complications associated with gastrostomy tube placement and to present appropriate and effective management strategies.CONCLUSION. Familiarity with the potential complications, techniques for their prevention, and strategies for treatment will help practicing interventional radiologists successfully manage all possible outcomes.
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10.2214/AJR.11.7804
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