Laparoscopic-Assisted Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy--Report of Three Cases

Eiji Kusumoto, Masahiko Sugiyama, Mitsuhiko Ota, Norifumi Tsutsumi, Yasue Kimura, Kenkichi Hashimoto, Akinori Egashira, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Ikejiri

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Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (LAPEG) was performed in consecutive three patients for whom it was unable to place a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). The mean operation time was 40.3 min, and mean blood loss was 1.3 g. Three trocars were placed, two for working and another for endoscopy, and a PEG was established by an usual Introducer method. There were no complications both intra- and post-operatively. LAPEG might be a safe alternative when the application of PEG is difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-265
Number of pages4
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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