Laparoscopy aided gastrostomy in children

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Abstract

Background and Aims: The aim of this report is to describe a method for laparoscopy aided button gastrostomy in children. Material and Methods: The method includes the use of two ports, one umbilical and one subcostal on the left side. The stomach is exteriorized using a grasping forceps in the subcostal port. Under direct vision the gastrostomy button, MIC-KEY®, is inserted into the stomach at the lesser curvature and secured by purse string sutures. The stomach is attached to the anterior abdominal wall. Results: The results show that this method has been successfully used in 33 children without operative complications. Conclusions: We conclude that by inserting the gastrostomy button under direct vision, damage to other abdominal organs is avoided and a correct placement at the lesser curvature obtained. The combination of laparoscopic and open procedures makes the method easy and safe.

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Authors
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

Keywords

  • CHILDREN, ENTERAL NUTRITION, GASTROSTOMY, LAPAROSCOPY
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae
Volume86
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 24
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes