Percutaneous Versus Laparoscopic Feeding Tube Placement

  • Andrew Nowell
  • Edward Lin
  • Louis O. JeansonneIV
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner

Multiple options exist when permanent feeding tubes are required. This chapter explores the alternatives—specifically, whether the percutaneous or laparoscopic route is preferable. Obviously, the first decision that must be made is whether feedings can be given into the stomach or whether jejunal access is necessary. This was explored in more detail in Chapter 19.


Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Anterior Abdominal Wall Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Clip Applier Jejunostomy Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Nowell
    • 1
  • Edward Lin
    • 2
  • Louis O. JeansonneIV
    • 2
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 3
  1. 1.University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Emory Endosurgery UnitEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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