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Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Radiologic Pigtail-Retained Gastrostomy and Radiologic Mushroom-Retained Gastrostomy” Kichang Han et al. Volume 28, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • Prospective randomized controlled trial compared 14-F pigtail-retained gastrostomy (PG; 50 patients) and 20-F mushroom-retained gastrostomy (MG; 49 patients) (level of evidence 1b).
  • Technical success rate was 100% for both groups.
  • Minor complication rate was higher in the PG group (34%) than in the MG group (12.2%; P = .016) owing to higher rates of tube occlusion (16% vs 0%) or dislodgment (4% vs 0%) and peristomal leakage (6% vs 2%).
  • Major complication rate was 2% in the PG group and 0% in the MG group (P > .05).

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