Radiological placement of the gastrostomy tube should be the preferred method

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.972c (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:972
  1. Brian L Murphy,
  2. Paul S Sidhu,
  3. Reginald E Greene
  1. Consultant radiologist Consultant radiologist Department chairman HCI International Medical Care, Beardmore Street, Clydebank G81 4HX

    EDITOR,—B Norton and colleagues report that gastrostomy tube feeding is greatly superior to nasogastric tube feeding after acute dysphagic stroke.1 We were interested to read that all gastrostomies in the series were performed with an endoscopic method, since a safer, simpler, and cheaper method exists.

    Percutaneous radiologically guided gastrostomy is relatively simple and can be performed in almost …

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