Percutaneous Gastrostomy: How to Recognize, Avoid, or Get Out of Trouble

Peter Bream, Steven J. Krohmer, Anil K Pillai, Brian Lee Bones, MD, Kevin W. Dickey

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Placement of gastrostomy tubes can be done with different techniques. The radiologic-guided tube placement relies on image guidance for safe placement of the tube. A thorough knowledge of the immediate and delayed hazards is essential. This article outlines the potential complications and how to recognize, avoid, and treat them. Several clinical examples are included. Key Words: gastrostomy, complication, feeding tubes, image guidance

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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