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First PEG in IR in 1981-Tuesday Tube Facts

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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

PEG fewer complications-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Surgical gastrostomy has the highest total complication rate of 29% compared to approximately 15% for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or radiological gastrostomy.[1]

Complications may include tube blockage, infection, or abscess among others.[1]

References:

  1. Karthikumar, Balasubramanian et al. “Percutaneous gastrostomy placement by intervention radiology: Techniques and outcome.” The Indian journal of radiology & imaging vol. 28,2 (2018): 225-231. doi:10.4103/ijri.IJRI_393_17