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Percutaneous radiological gastrostomy in patients with neurological diseases: technical success, complications and outcome

  • M. F. Given
  • A. Keeling
  • S. Lyon
  • M. J. Lee
Session 4 pper GI/Minimally Invasive
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Conclusion

The provision of enterai nutrition to this subgroup of patients can be technically challenging because of lack of patient cooperation, increased risk of aspiration and often a high lying gastric position. PRG has a high technical success rate in this patient group, but is associated with significant long-term tuberelated problems (31% repeat procedures).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Given
    • 1
  • A. Keeling
    • 1
  • S. Lyon
    • 1
  • M. J. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBeaumont HospitalDublinIreland

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