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Improved Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:22

Gastrostomy tubes (g-tubes) enable patients to receive adequate nutrition who otherwise could not. G-tubes that are placed through the skin percutaneously have a tendency to dislodge, necessitating an unanticipated and expensive clinical procedure. This new g-tube design can be placed percutaneously and has improved retention. The resulting g-tube design features a bell that crushes for easy insertion and then inverts to provide superior retention.

Student team
Jonathan Ahn
Sam Huy
Carly Morgan
Zhenzhen Su
Peter Yost
Mentoring team
Keith Chan, MD MS (Radiology)
Derek Khorsand, MD (Radiology)
Donald J. Perry, MD (Radiology)
George Soltes, MD (Radiology)
Continuing project