Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
versión impresa ISSN 0120-9957
PINILLA MORALES, Raúl Eduardo y HERNANDEZ RESTREPO, Juan David. Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: case report. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.2, pp. 147-150. ISSN 0120-9957.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the choice technique to establish a feeding route for patients that requiring special nutritional support for more than 4 weeks; however, to be an intervention performed percutaneously, the inability to demonstrate transillumination of the abdominal wall and the failure to obtain convexity with the finger-pressure are usually considered contraindications for its realization. This report is about a case in which spite of a major contraindication for PEG, it was performed under laparoscopic guidance, thus providing a minimally invasive alternative, avoiding the realization of an open surgical procedure.
Palabras llave : PEG; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; laparoscopy.