Rupture Of Meckel’s Diverticulum After A Blun...

Economic Burden Associated With Chronic Constip...

Rosiglitazone Pretreatment For Partial Pancreat...

Effects Of Endogenous Alcohol On Liver Functions

Chronic Inflammatory Polyneuropathy Associated ...

0 votes
Single Incision Gastrostomy In Pediatric Patients
Author: Dayang A Aziz, Mahmud M Nor
3 pages
One time payment: €0.00
Required subscription: Free
Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1178-7082
DOI: 10.2147/34201
Follow this publisher

Share this publication:


Introduction: Use of minimally invasive techniques for gastrostomy insertion in children is well documented. Laparoscopic placement is fast becoming the method of choice. However, it is important to note that there are still many centers in developing and under-developed countries in which laparoscopic or endoscopic facilities are not readily available.

Methods: Here, we describe a less than 2 cm, single-incision open gastrostomy technique successfully performed on seven infants and one child who were all malnourished. A nasogastric tube was inserted to assist the technique.

Results: All patients had a wound measuring less than 2 cm. Mean operating time was 30 minutes. Gastrostomy tube feeding was established after 6 hours post-surgery. No complications occurred in any of the patients.

Conclusions: This technique is an excellent minimally invasive approach. It is simple, safe, and feasible.

Select a payment method