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Am J Surg. 1995 Jun;169(6):629-30.

Laparoscopic continent gastrostomy.

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Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire, Department of Visceral Surgery, Angers, France.


Surgical feeding gastrostomy is attended by a significant morbidity and mortality. The percutaneous endoscopic route is regarded as the best method, but it is not feasible in cases with pharyngoesophageal stenosis. We here describe a new method using laparoscopy. The technique is easy to perform. The patient retains continence, with the abdominal wall muscle acting as a sphincteric mechanism around the gastric tube.

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