Complications and outcomes of one-step low-profile gastrostomy devices for long-term enteral feeding in dogs and cats

Scott J. Campbell, Stanley L Marks, Sean K. Yoshimoto, Darlene L. Riel, Andrea J Fascetti

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Abstract

Sixteen dogs and cats with a variety of primary diseases were retrospectively evaluated following endoscopic placement of a one-step low-profile gastrostomy device. Overall, the devices were well tolerated, with most complications being minor in nature. Complications included bloody or purulent peristomal discharge, peristomal swelling, peristomal inflammation, discomfort associated with the device, leaking through the device, chewing at the device, premature removal of the device, peritonitis, and aspiration pneumonia. Dogs survived for up to 2241 days, and cats survived for up to 593 days after initial device placement. The median survival time after device insertion for dogs was 89 days, and for cats it was 87 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-206
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume42
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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