Digestive Disease Interventions 2023; 07(02): 095-102
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1761633
Review Article

Enteral Access: A Review of Technique, Complications, and Management Strategies

Curtis HonShideler
1   Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Bushra Manzar
1   Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
1   Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.


Percutaneous enteral access for nutritional support may be required for a wide host of comorbid conditions, including processes such as obstructive head and neck tumors, esophageal tumors, neurologic/neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, or stroke, chronic gastric outlet obstruction, small bowel obstruction, and motility disorders. Given this demand, it is important for providers to be aware of the complications associated with percutaneous radiologic enteral access and how to manage them. We herein provide a brief overview of complications related to enteral access, including anatomic, technical, preventative, and management considerations.

Publication History

Received: 24 July 2022

Accepted: 17 January 2023

Article published online:
27 March 2023

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