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Use of a Mushroom-Retained Gastrostomy Tube for Stenting Benign Esophageal Stricture 

Use of a Mushroom-Retained Gastrostomy Tube for Stenting Benign Esophageal Stricture
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Use of a Mushroom-Retained Gastrostomy Tube for Stenting Benign Esophageal Stricture
Author(s):

Sam McCabe

, Christopher Harnain

, and Grigory Rozenblit

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199986071.003.0092
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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter describes the use of a standard mushroom-retained gastrostomy (MRG) tube for stenting benign esophageal strictures. For effective long-term management, an esophageal stent should be easily placed, repositioned, and retrieved and also resistant to migration. An MRG tube can be used as a replaceable stent to allow oral feeding in the setting of benign esophageal stricture. The tube is readily available, easily adjustable, and an easily removable option. Using standard interventional techniques, the strictured segment is first dilated with a balloon catheter. The gastrostomy tube is then deployed over a guidewire. The tube spans the stricture, allowing for oral feeding.

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