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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2015|
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