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Chirurgia 2013 June;26(3):211-2

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Percutaneous gastrojejunostomy (PEG-J) for Levodopa/Carbidopa Intestinal Gel administration in Parkinson disease: our institutional experience

Sivero L., Magno L., Galloro G., Quarto G., Benassai G., Luglio G., Formisano C.

Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale Geriatrica, Oncologica e Tecnologie Avanzate Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italia


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Aim: Aim of this study was to evaluate technical aspects, results and complication rate after percutaneous gastrjejunostomy (PEG-J) in patients with Parkinson’s disease, that needed to be treated with Levodopa/Carbidopa Intestinal Gel, via jejunal continuos infusion.
Methods: We report our two year institutional experience with 12 patients, using the “Pull- string Ponsky-Gauderer type gastrostomy” technique.
Results: We had no intraoperative complications while all the patients showed sudden symptoms relief.
Conclusion: Procedure resulted to be safe with a very acceptable long-term complication rate, requiring jejunal tube removal in only one case.

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