Insertion of Balloon Retained Gastrostomy Buttons: A 5-Year Retrospective Review of 260 Patients
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 08/20/2012
Power S et al. – Primary radiological insertion of a wide bore button gastrostomy is a safe technique, with high success rate, high patency rate, and low major complication rate. The authors believe that it is feasible to attempt button gastrostomy placement in all patients, once tract length is within limits of tube length. If difficulty is encountered, then a standard tube may simply be placed instead.