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Acta Cirurgica Brasileira

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NASCIMENTO, Luiz Roberto do; NASCIMENTO, Caroline Moreira do; CAMARGOS, Fabiano Andrade  and  GRECCO, Eduardo Carlos. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in porcines performed with standard medical instruments used in a general hospital routine. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2004, vol.19, n.5, pp.459-465. ISSN 0102-8650.

PURPOSE: To perform a endoscopic gastrostomy by the introducer method with routine instruments used in a general hospital, without special instruments or special kits. METHODS: This procedure was performed in pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) under observation for seven days and then submitted to euthanasia.The technique was evaluated for macroscopic and histologic parameters. RESULTS: All animals had a good evolution without major complications. Some minor complications occurred like a rupture of Foley catheter balloon and subcutaneous space abscess. CONCLUSION: The percutaneous gastrostomy with routine general hospital instruments is successful performed, is safe,cheap and must be performed by skilled endoscopists.

Keywords : Surgery; Endoscopy; Stomach; Gastrostomy; Porcine.

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