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Aspiration in the context of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Thomson, Andrew; Tye-Din, J; Tonga, S.; Scott, J.; McLaren, C.; Pavli, Paul; Lomas, Fred


Background: Pulmonary aspiration is a life-threatening complication of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, the incidence of which has not been determined. Endoscopy-related aspiration has not been studied in procedures in which patients swallow a radiolabelled potential aspirate immediately before endoscopy and undergo nuclear scanning postprocedure. Methods: A pilot study was conducted in which 200 MBq of non-absorbable technetium-99m phytate in 10 mL of water was administered orally to 50...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology


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