Complications of tube gastrostomy: Radiologic manifestations

Theodore Hopens, Wayne H. Schwesinger

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Abstract

Many gastrostomy tube complications can be diagnosed with readily available radiologic technics. A review of four cases seen at one institution over a period of 3V6 years demonstrates the role of this approach in establishing the presence of intraperitoneal leakage, tube migration, and catheter-induced intussusception. It is suggested that a more frequent use of radiology with or without oral contrast agents may allow earlier diagnosis, more expeditious therapy, and decreased morbidity from tube gastrostomy complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1983

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