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Table. 1.

Summary of Cases

Age (yr)/sex Reason for RIG Comorbidities Complication Additional complication Follow-up (mo) Learning points
78/Male Base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma Cerebrovascular accident, cardiac pacemaker Arterial haemorrhage Iatrogenic pulmonary oedema 10 Cessation of anticoagulant 48 hr before the procedure
65/Male Epiglottic squamous cell carcinoma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Gastric fluid leak, peritonitis, pneumo- peritoneum Gastric fluid leak, partial-thickness burn, gastrostomy dehiscence, liver laceration 8 Replace any gastropexy sutures removed during the procedure and retain the sutures for 5–7 days
75/Female Supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma Osteoporosis Ileus and peritonitis due to tube penetration of colon Gastrostomy tube crack and leakage 30 Provide oral barium the night prior to procedure to visualise colon
81/Male Radiation-induced mucositis, base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, hypertension Arterial haemorrhage, RIG site infection - 9 Avoid gastrostomy placement near posterior wall of greater curvature

RIG, radiologically inserted gastrostomy.

Int J Gastrointest Interv 2022;11:143~148 https://doi.org/10.18528/ijgii210021
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