Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion via gastro-gastric fistula in a gastric bypass patient

Gintaras Antanavicius, Daniel Leslie, Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos, Todd Kellogg, Sayeed Ikramuddin

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Abstract

Enteral feedings are the preferred route of nutritional support for malnourished or critically ill patients. Recent progress in flexible endoscopic and interventional radiological techniques has allowed adaptation of numerous new procedures. Anatomic and functional rearrangement of the gastrointestinal tract often precludes traditional percutaneus endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement. Insertion of a gastroscope through the nose, via open pharynx, or neck fistula have been described, but there are no reports in the English literature describing introduction of the gastroscope through a dilated gastro-gastric fistula in a patient with previous open Roux en Y gastric bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • Enteral feeding
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastro-gastric fistula

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