Open gastrostomy


Laparoscopic gastrostomy

G-tube care

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In principle the same as an open gastrostomy, but with the added placement of a 3 or 5 mm scope via an umbilical incision, insufflation of the peritoneal cavity for direct visualization. The catheter (primary button or balloon-tipped g-tube) is introduced into a peel-away sheath, which is itself introduced after gradual dilatation of a percutaneous-transgastric needle tract. Laparoscopic placement of gastrostomy, using the View-Site image projection system
Anchoring sutures ("T"-fasteners) are placed at two positions to prevent the stomach from falling away from the abdominal wall. These sutures are removed 2 weeks postoperatively.


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