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Did you know…?

The first percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) tube that was placed under radiological guidance was in 1981.[1]

Placement via radiological guidance was initially developed for cases where endoscopy could not be performed or was too risky to be attempted.[1]

References:

  1. Ray DM, Srinivasan I, Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Vilmann P, McCowan TC, Patel AM. Complementary roles of interventional radiology and therapeutic endoscopy in gastroenterology. World J Radiol 2017; 9(3): 97-111