Laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy tube in oncology patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Laparoscopic-guided feeding jejunostomy tubes are being utilized in two specific groups of patients: (i) patients with resectable or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas treated on a protocol of preoperative chemoradiation, who may require nutritional support, and (ii) patients with metastatic or obstructing foregut tumours who require a route for delivery of fluid and medication. The technique, rationale and results for our first 17 patients who underwent laparoscopic placement of a tube jejunostomy are described. Laparoscopic feeding tube placement is a safe and cost-effective method to gain enteral access and stage the oncology patient's disease. This procedure is less invasive than standard surgery for tumour staging and feeding tube placement, and facilitates formula advancement and the patient's early hospital release without morbidity or mortality.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ellis, LM; Evans, DB; Martin, D; Ota, DM

Published Date

  • June 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 245 - 249

PubMed ID

  • 1341257

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-7404

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0960-7404(92)90071-r


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands