Prospective evaluation of the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic jejunostomy.

@article{Duh1995ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic jejunostomy.},
  author={Quan Yang Duh and A L Senokozlieff-Englehart and Alan Siperstein and Judea Pearl and John P. Grant and Patrick L. Twomey and Thomas Gadacz and Richard A. Prinz and Bruce M. Wolfe and Nathaniel J. Soper},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={162 2},
  pages={
          117-22
        }
}
We prospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic jejunostomy done by 11 surgeons in 8 medical centers using the T-fastener technique. In all, 23 men and 13 women aged 19 to 84 (mean, 59) years required enteral feeding, but could not undergo gastrostomy and had no contraindication to laparoscopy. Of these patients, 12 had head and neck cancer and 11 had neurologic swallowing dysfunction. The procedure took 25 to 180 minutes (mean, 75). Three (8%) early cases were converted to… CONTINUE READING

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