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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gallo, CJR; Agassi, AM; Johnson, DY; Ronald, J; Pabon-Ramos, WM; Sag, AA; Martin, JG; Suhocki, PV; Smith, TP; Blazer, DG; Kim, CY

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 33160829

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-7732

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvir.2020.10.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States