GI Catheters - Feeding Gastrostomy (Stamm)
This GI Catheters – Feeding Gastrostomy (Stamm) course will teach you:
- How to create an open feeding gastrostomy by placement of three concentric purse string sutures in the stomach wall to invaginate the gastric wall around the catheter. This procedure is performed to gain access to the stomach for enteral feeding or for the purpose of gastric decompression
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this GI Catheters – Feeding Gastrostomy (Stamm) procedure:
- Postoperative tension on the stomach
- Transection of the innermost suture
- Balloon damage
With the following tips you might perform this GI Catheters – Feeding Gastrostomy (Stamm) procedure even better:
- Determination of the ostomy site
- Distance between different suture rows
- Direction of catheter introduction
- Suture placement
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Step by step
Abdominal cavity approach
Mark the midline and ostomy site over the skin.
Create the ostomy in an area that is easy for postoperative care. Not too close to the costal arch and not too far from it.
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