Trends in Enteral Access Placement Among Patients With Oral Clefts: Evaluation of 46 617 Patient Admissions.
- Thanapoom Boonipat,
- Nicholas S Adams,
- Allen L Shoemaker,
- Robert J Mann,
- John W Polley,
- John A Girotto
Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 1:1055665618771425. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
2 Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Objective: It is well known that patients with oral clefts have challenges with feeding. Enteral feeding access, in the form of gastrostomy, is often utilized to supplement or replace oral intake. Although commonly performed, these procedures have reported complication rates as high as 83%. Read More