Aim: Endoscopically‐placed, push‐type percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (PEG) have recently been made possible through the use of a gastropexy device. However, the safety and efficacy of the procedure in patients suffering from severe trismus or malignant obstruction due to head and neck cancers have rarely been reported. The aim of this study was thus to investigate the feasibility, safety and...
AimThe aim of the present study was to highlight the growing challenge of an ageing population carrying an increasing cancer burden using head and neck cancers as an illustration.
Patients and MethodsLiterature was reviewed and local statistics obtained.
ResultsGlobally, while the population has increased by 6 per cent in the past 5 years, the 75+ year age group had doubled from 7 per cent to 14...
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