[Tubular gastrostomy using celioscopy]

Presse Med. 1992 Oct 3;21(32):1519-21.
[Article in French]


Surgical feeding gastrostomy is attended by a significant morbidity and mortality. Today, the percutaneous endoscopic route is regarded as the best method, but it is not feasible in case of pharyngo-oesophageal stenosis and has its own drawbacks. A new method using laparoscopy to perform a Depage-Janeway gastrostomy is presented here. The theoretical advantages of this method are clear: the limited parietal damage should avoid cicatricial complications, and the limited ventilatory aggression should reduce the amplitude of respiratory complications. Moreover, in surgical practice this is a simple, rapid and efficient operation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Esophageal Stenosis / surgery
  • Female
  • Gastrostomy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal / methods
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged