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Feeding Tube Enterostomies in Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers

Saha Saumitra, Bose Anandabrata, Chowdhary Pankaj

Citation Information : Saumitra S, Anandabrata B, Pankaj C. Feeding Tube Enterostomies in Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (1):9-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1002

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Establishment and maintenance of safe access is crucial for long-term enteral nutrition in patients with head-neck and esophagogastric cancers. Tube enterostomies such as gastrostomy and jejunostomy are being increasingly used with wider use of chemoradiation and adjuvant therapy following surgery. This article reviews the currently available enteral access techniques by the open and percutaneous route and their indications, safety, effectiveness and role in modern oncological practice.

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