March 1977

A Reversed Jejunal Segment Interposition as Feeding Gastrostomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery and Surgical Research Laboratories, University of Puerto Rico Medical School, San Juan.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):343-344. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030115021

• Permanent feeding gastrostomies are needed for prolonged alimentation in some patients with foregut obstruction. The usual gastric flap or tube may be limited in patients with previous gastric surgery or with a small stomach. In these patients, interposition of a short, vascularized jejunal segment between the anterior wall of the stomach and the outside may be valuable. Periodic intubation is easy. Tested initially in dogs and then applied to selected patients, we have not seen ulcers, regurgitation, soiling, pain, or other complications.

(Arch Surg 112:343-344, 1977)