Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Outpatient percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in selected head and neck cancer patients.

Authors
  • de Souza e Mello, Gustavo Francisco
  • Lukashok, Hannah Pitanga
  • Meine, Gilmara Coelho
  • Small, Isabele Avila
  • de Carvalho, Roberto Luiz Teixeira
  • Guimarães, Denise Peixoto
  • Mansur, Gilberto Reynaldo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Endoscopy
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
23
Issue
7
Pages
1487–1493
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-009-0381-y
PMID: 19263126
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ambulatory placement of gastrostomy tubes is viable and safe in head and neck cancer patients in good clinical condition. The early complication rates are similar to those described for hospitalized patients. Unnecessary admissions are avoided and costs of hospitalization are reduced.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times