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Table 1 Characteristics of 24 patients with upper digestive tract malignant obstruction

From: Modified percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy technique without endoscopic or nasogastric access

CharacteristicTotal (24 patients)
 Age, year, range44–80
IndicationsTotal (25 procedures)
 Failed other gastrostomy techniques12
 Primary trial of the MPRG13
 Primary tumor site 
  Esophageal cancer10
  Neck cancers14
   Tongue cancer1
   Laryngeal cancer3
   Post-cricoid cancer2
   Recurrent post-cricoid cancer2
   Thyroid cancer3
   Recurrent thyroid cancer3