Background: Percutaneous gastrostomy in patients with a partial gastrectomy is rarely performed because the gastric remnants are generally small, positioned high subcostally, and overlaid by the transverse colon and the left lobe of the liver. Methods: We performed percutaneous transhepatic feeding gastrostomy in four patients with a partial gastrectomy whose conditions precluded oral feeding. The gastric remnant was punctured with a 22-gauge percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography needle through the left lobe of the liver with computed tomography guidance and following tract dilation over the guidewire 8 or 9F. Cope loop catheters were fluoroscopically placed. Results: No obvious complications were encountered during the procedures. The catheter feedings were continued for 2 to 7 months without any serious problems. Conclusions: We conclude this technique can be performed easily and may be safe because of the presence of the adhesion between the remnant and the liver, which prevents a massive hemorrhage or the displacement of the catheters.
- Gastrostomy, CT-guided technique
- Post-surgical stomach, transhepatic catheterization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging