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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 154-155

A simple gastropexy for the loop-gastrostomy tube

1 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, Singapore
2 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore
3 Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

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Pang Ah-San
LP Surgery, 820 Thomson Road, #02-05 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre A
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.103129

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The percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has been in clinical use for more than three decades. A recent innovation, the loop-gastrostomy, is more suitable for developing countries because the tube cannot be dislodged and is easy to change. Gastropexy and gastrostomy are separate but related moieties. We describe a novel technique to add a gastropexy to the loop-gastrostomy, using it successfully in a man with permanent dysphagia. It involved creating a secondary loop at the mid-portion of the LOOPPEG® 3G tube with absorbable ligatures.


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