Over-the-scope-clip system secured nasojejunal tube feeding in refractory hyperemesis gravidarum

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Abstract

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Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It complicates up to 2% of all pregnancies and can be associated with adverse outcomes. Its management commonly involves a combination pharmacotherapy, however, the efficacy of such treatment is limited. Supplemental nutrition is often required in refractory cases. Enteral route is preferred over parenteral, given the high rate of intravenous catheter-related complications. Enteral feeding tube placement can be challenging and is commonly thwarted by dislodgement. We present a pharmacotherapy refractory HG case where the over-the-scope-clip (OTSC) system was successfully used for durable mucosal fixation of the nasojejunal feeding tube.

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