New method of percutaneous gastrostomy using anchoring devices

Am J Surg. 1987 Feb;153(2):230-2. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(87)90821-x.


We used an anchoring device to secure the stomach to the abdominal wall when performing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. This method avoids many of the disadvantages of the technique currently used. The procedure is easy to perform, allows insertion of a proper size of gastrostomy tube, ensures fixation of the stomach to the abdominal wall, and facilitates changing of the feeding tube.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gastrostomy / instrumentation
  • Gastrostomy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Punctures
  • Suture Techniques