AB Some findings suggest that needle catheter jejunostomy (NCJ) is associated with a significant rate of potentially dangerous complications. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the rate and type of early and late complications associated with NCJ in patients with surgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancy. Eighty patients underwent NCJ implant at the end of their scheduled surgical procedure. Enteral nutrition programme was started on postoperative day 1 in the surgical ICU. NCJ was always removed in the outpatient clinic after hospital discharge. One case of tube blockage has been observed as single short-term complication in this series. No long-term complications have been detected after a mean follow-up of 12 months. Routine use of NCJ in malnourished patients undergoing major surgical procedures on upper gastrointestinal tract is safe and effective.
|Titolo:||Complications and long-term outcome of 80 oncology patients undergoing needle catheter jejunostomy placement for early postoperative enteral feeding|
ANDREONI, BRUNO GUIDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||needle catheter jejunostomy; enteral nutrition; surgical complications|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1054/clnu.2000.0108|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|