Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Insertion of a soft silastic nasogastric tube at operation for esophageal atresia: A new technical method

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
0022-3468
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3468(92)90469-n

Abstract

Abstract A new and simple technical method for insertion of a soft silastic nasogastric tube into the stomach in neonates born with esophageal atresia is described. The technique is simple, easy to perform, and enables feeding the baby through this tube a day after the operation. Our method is based on the principle used in insertion of Broviac-Hickman catheters, namely the use of a “peel-away sheath” through which the silastic feeding tube is threaded. We have used this technique in five patients with esophageal atresia without any complication.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.