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Positioning a safe gastric puncture point before percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
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PMID:  17343669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To position a safe gastric puncture point prior to the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) a technique using an abdominal plain film with a gastric insufflation was assessed. After insufflated with 500 ml of air, an abdominal plain film was obtained before PEG in 84 patients. The body of the stomach near the angularis, equidistant from the greater and lesser curves, was defined as the optimal gastric puncture point. The location of the puncture points varied greatly, being situated over the right upper quadrant in 31% of patients, left upper in 59%, right lower in 5% and left lower quadrant in 5% of patients. The marked puncture points on abdominal film in some patients were shown to be partially covered by colon or small bowel loop, lie high under the costal margin, or low beneath the umbilicus. An abdominal plain film utilising a gastric insufflation technique prior to PEG may help to determine optimal gastric puncture site selection. Use this technique in clinical practice might hasten procedural time, provide better assurance to the clinical doctor, and provide an added margin of safety for the patient.
W-K Chang; S-A McClave; C-Y Yu; H-H Huang; Y-C Chao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1121-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal MedicineTri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Gastroscopy / methods*
Gastrostomy / methods*
Middle Aged
Punctures / adverse effects,  methods*
Stomach / radiography*

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