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Blind nasogastric tube advancement following

January 12, 2022 Gastroenterology & Hepatology No Comments

Background: Esophagectomy remains the primary curative treatment for esophagealcancer. Postoperatively, surgeons routinely drain the gastric conduit with a nasogastric tube(NGT). This tube is removed after the anastomosis is thought to have healed. Occasionally,patients require replacement of the NGT. Many surgeons are hesitant to place an …..

Gallstone ileus diagnosis and treatment: six-year experience in three academic institutions

November 15, 2021 Aqua & Marine Biology | Gastroenterology & Hepatology No Comments

Background: Gallstone ileus is defined as a mechanical intestinal obstruction due to impaction of one or more gallstones within the gastrointestinal tract. It occurs most frequently in elderly patients, and accounts for 1%-4% of mechanical intestinal obstructions. The mainstay of treatment is surgical exploration. Methods: …..