Upper gastrointestinal access in children: techniques and outcomes.

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology 12/2010; 13(4):222-8. DOI: 10.1053/j.tvir.2010.04.004
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ABSTRACT This article describes the radiologic techniques to obtain upper gastrointestinal access in children with poor oral intake and inadequate nutrition. Our goal is to provide a simple guide of radiologic gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy procedures, their technical success, and long-term outcomes. Potential complications will be discussed as well as their management. It is important to emphasize that a multidisciplinary approach (pediatrician, dietitian, interventional radiologist, pediatric surgeon) is paramount for appropriate indications and management of patients with gastrostomies and gastrojejunostomies.

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