PURPOSE The role of computed tomography (CT)-guided gastrostomy tube placement is still evolving. It is a valuable alternative to guide gastrostomy tube placement in a few selected patients, who are not candidates for the established endoscopy-or fluoroscopy-guided gastrostomy tube place-ment. Our objective was to describe our institutional experience placing gastrostomy tubes using CT guidance and to conduct a review of literature for similar studies to provide the best current evidence on success rates and complications. METHODS We identified gastrostomy tubes placed under CT guidance at our institution using a compre-hensive case log. We also identified studies in the literature, through a systematic search of PubMed. In both the local and literature analyses, we recorded success and complication rates. RESULTS A total of 31 patients underwent 33 attempted CT-guided gastrostomy tube placements at our institution, with 32 successful procedures yielding a success rate of 97%. The overall rate of successful gastrostomy tube placement using CT-guidance was 94.9% (634/668), as reported in the existing literature. CONCLUSION CT-guidance is an effective method for gastrostomy tube placement and may play an important role in patients for whom endoscopic or fluoroscopic gastrostomy tube placement is not feasible.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - Sep 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging