A simple gastropexy for the loop-gastrostomy tube

Ah-San, Pang; Soon-Teck, Ho; Maetani, Iruru
October 2012
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery;Oct-Dec2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p154
Academic Journal
The percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has been in clinical use for more than three decades. A recent innovation, the loop-gastrostomy, is more suitable for developing countries because the tube cannot be dislodged and is easy to change. Gastropexy and gastrostomy are separate but related moieties. We describe a novel technique to add a gastropexy to the loop-gastrostomy, using it successfully in a man with permanent dysphagia. It involved creating a secondary loop at the mid-portion of the LOOPPEG® 3G tube with absorbable ligatures.


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