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JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1996 May-Jun;20(3):237-9.

Single-stage percutaneous gastrostomy button insertion: a leap forward.

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  • Southampton General Hospital, United Kingdom.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gastrostomy buttons are widely used in adults and children with neurologic and nutritional problems.

METHODS:

The development of the Medicina gastrostomy button (which uses a Foley-type balloon for retention) and the Cope needle (for controlling the stomach) has allowed the development of a single-stage percutaneous technique for gastrostomy button insertion rather than the two-stage technique currently used.

RESULTS:

Seven patients (aged 1 to 14 years) had a percutaneous gastrostomy button inserted with no mortality and only minor morbidity. No balloon failed.

CONCLUSION:

This technique is safe and avoids the potential morbidity of a second anesthetic in this high-risk group of patients.

PMID:
8776700
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