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June 1992

Stomal Seeding by Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, The George Washington University, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(6):658-659. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880060108022

• Presented is the first known case of squamous cell carcinoma that developed at the site of a "pull" type percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy stoma. The patient had advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx when the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube was placed. This article should serve as a warning of this potential complication. Alternate techniques and other precautionary methods are described.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:658-659)

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