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Bakhos C , Patel S , Petrov R , Abbas A
Jejunostomy-technique and controversies
J Vis Surg. 2019 Apr;5
PMID: 31321215    PMCID: PMC6638548    URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31321215
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Malnutrition is quite common in patients with esophageal cancer, and can be secondary to tumor related dysphagia or treatment side effects. Traditionally, open feeding jejunostomy tube was performed in all patients undergoing surgical treatment of esophageal cancer. With the advent of minimally invasive approaches, placement of the jejunostomy tube can be currently accomplished with either robotic or laparoscopic assistance. Here, we discuss the technical aspects as well as the pros and cons of a minimally invasive jejunostomy feeding tube placement.
2221-2965 Bakhos, Charles Patel, Shrey Petrov, Roman Abbas, Abbas P30 CA006927/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States Journal Article China J Vis Surg. 2019 Apr;5. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2019.03.15. Epub 2019 Apr 3.