Laparoscopic gastrostomy using four-point fixation

Victor L. Modesto, Brian Harkins, William C. Calton, Robert G. Martindale

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become an effective alternative to surgical gastrostomy in patients who require enterai access or gastric decompression. Technical considerations, however, limit the application of PEG in selected patients and those who have contraindications to PEG. Laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement has been introduced as an alternative to PEG. A technique for laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement that emphasizes four-point fixation of the anterior gastric wall is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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