A Method for Performing a Gastrostomy Using a Polypropylene Mesh

Sergey N. Shurygin, Alexander V. Kutenev, Leonid V. Safonov, Inna V. Pastukhova, Irina N. Shurygina, Alexey G. Vaganov, Archil S. Tsulaya

 
International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(4):370-372.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(4)_ShC1
Originally published December 15, 2019

Abstract: 

Gastrostomy is one of the main palliative surgical methods for restoring enteral nutrition. The aim of the study was to develop a new method of gastrostomy that reduces the frequency of complications. The prototype for the described method is Depage-Janeway gastrostomy with use of the GIA stapler. The proposed method is characterized by the use of polypropylene mesh. This provides a tight attachment of the wall of the stomach to the anterior abdominal wall, which reduces the risk of complications.

Keywords: 
gastrostomy • palliative surgical methods • polypropylene mesh
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Received November 5, 2019.
Accepted December 8, 2019.
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