January 1977

A Simple Modification of the Childs Intestinal Plication Method

Author Affiliations

From the Division de Cirugia, Hospital General, Centro Medico Nacional, IMSS, Mexico City.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(1):86-87. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370010088018

• We present a simple modification of the Childs intestinal plication method. The variation consists of threading two 14 french Foley catheters through holes in the apposed mesenteries of the plicated loops. The apposition is maintained by inflating the balloons and leading the other ends of the catheters out through the abdominal wall. Talc is applied. The catheters are removed in six to eight days.

(Arch Surg 112:86-87, 1977)