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[Gastrostomy Laparoscopes]

ANTAL András1, EZER Péter1, GULÁCSY Imre1, KISS Tibor1

APRIL 29, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(04)

[Various pathological conditions can prevent patients from feeding orally, even with a functioning gastrointestinal tract. Enteral feeding is better, safer and cheaper than parenteral feeding for long-term feeding of such compromised patients. One way of providing long-term enteral feeding is to use a nasogastric tube, which a significant proportion of patients cannot tolerate for long periods because of its irritating effect. Another option is surgical gastrostomy, but the surgical complication rate is very high (6-56%). A new option for enteral feeding is the continence gastrostomy on the one hand, and the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on the other, which reduces the chance of complications. In the case of obstructive laesions of the upper alimentary tract, the gastroscopic technique cannot be used and a laparoscopic gastrostomy can be performed instead. ]

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  1. Pécsi Orvostudományi Egyetem II. Sebészeti Klinika

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