Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy Catheter Placement Using a Slow-Leak Balloon through the Reconstructed Gastric Tube after Esophagectomy

Shinichi Morita, Yasuaki Arai, Shunsuke Sugawara, Miyuki Sone, Koji Tomita, Hiroaki Ishii, Shuji Terai

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Abstract

Twelve patients who had undergone esophageal reconstruction because of cancer and in whom conventional percutaneous radiologic or endoscopic gastrostomy was considered difficult are reported. These patients underwent placement of a percutaneous gastrojejunostomy catheter through the reconstructed gastric tube using a slow-leak balloon that had been developed for percutaneous transesophageal gastrotubing. Retrospective evaluation showed successful outcomes without severe complications in all patients. Eight (66.6%) were able to resume oral intake, which allowed gastrojejunostomy catheter withdrawal in 3 (25%). This technique is feasible with acceptable clinical outcomes for patients who have undergone gastric tube reconstruction after esophagectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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