Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 92–93 | Cite as

A new gadget to solve the problem of leaking gastrostomies

  • J. A. Bar-Maor
Technical Innovations


A new gadget for leaking gastrostomies is described, made from a flat rubber ring (washer, used in plumbing) through which a Foley catheter is passed; this rubber ring fixes the balloon of the catheter and prevents leakage from the stomach.

Key words

Gadget Leaking gastrostomy 


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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Bar-Maor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, Faculty of MedicineTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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