EXPERIENCE WITH WIDE AND NARROW CALIBER PERCUTANEOUS RADIOLOGICALLY GUIDED GASTROSTOMY TUBES

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Atif Iqbal Rana
Hassan Saleem
Ehsan Masud Kiani
Ahmed Kamal

Abstract

Objective: To compare the percutaneous radiologically guided gastrostomy
(PeRG) tubes of wide caliber with narrow caliber tubes.
Methodology: This retrospective study was performed on 36 patients who
were referred to Radiology department for PeRG tube placement between
2008 till 2012. Comparison of wide caliber gastrostomy tubes (18-24 Fr) was
done with narrow caliber tubes (14 Fr) considering procedure success rate,
procedure related complications and catheter related minor and major com-plications.
Results: Out of 36 patients, 18 patients were present in each group. Mean age
of patients was 53.944 ±19.380. Procedure success rate was 100 % in both
groups and procedure related immediate complications were none in either
groups. Peri-catheter leakage was observed in 1 patient in each group. Tube
occlusion was present in 2 patients in narrow caliber group. Two patients had
severe pain in wide caliber group and also 3 patients had wound infection in
this group.
Conclusion: Regardless of the type of radiologic catheter placed, PeRG can be
considered as safe and highly successful procedure. Use of a 24 Fr gastrosto-my tubes may show promising results if placed under radiological guidance
with comparable technical success and complication rates to other caliber
tubes.

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Rana AI, Saleem H, Kiani EM, Kamal A. EXPERIENCE WITH WIDE AND NARROW CALIBER PERCUTANEOUS RADIOLOGICALLY GUIDED GASTROSTOMY TUBES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Feb. 6 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];30(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1717
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