Percutaneous approaches to enteral alimentation

Am J Surg. 1985 Jan;149(1):102-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9610(85)80017-9.


Feeding gastrostomy and jejunostomy provide effective access for long-term enteral nutrition. Traditional operative techniques for the performance of these procedures requires laparotomy and often, general anesthesia. This report describes our experience with two relatively new methods, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy. Results of percutaneous gastrostomy and jejunostomy to date in 323 cases include a morbidity of 5.9 percent and a 0.3 percent operative mortality. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy should become the procedures of choice for the establishment of enteral access in patients requiring long-term enteral alimentation.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Gastrostomy / methods
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jejunum / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications