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Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy Tube Insertion in Patients with Surgical Gastrojejunal Anastomoses: Analysis of Success Rates and Durability.

Patients with a gastrojejunal anastomosis pose challenging anatomy for percutaneous gastrojejunostomy (GJ)-tube placement. A retrospective review of 24 patients (mean age 67.8 years, 13 males) with GJ anastomoses who underwent attempted GJ tube placement revealed infeasible placement in 6 patients (25%) due to an inadequate window for puncture. When a gastric puncture was achieved, GJ tube insertion was technically successful in 83% (15/18) of attempts, resulting in an overall technical success rate of 63% (15/24). The most common tube-related complication was the migration of the jejunal limb into the stomach, which occurred in 40% (6/15) of successful cases. No major procedure related complications were encountered.

Citation: 

Gallo, Christopher J. R., Andre M. Agassi, David Y. Johnson, James Ronald, Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, Alan A. Sag, Jonathan G. Martin, et al. “Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy Tube Insertion in Patients with Surgical Gastrojejunal Anastomoses: Analysis of Success Rates and Durability.” J Vasc Interv Radiol 32, no. 2 (February 2021): 277–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2020.10.001.

Published Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Published In: 
J Vasc Interv Radiol
PMID: 
33160829