Gastrostomy

Jump to: navigation, search
Intervention:
Gastrostomy
ICD-10 code:
ICD-9 code: 43.1
MeSH D005774
Other codes:

Gastrostomy refers to a surgical opening into the stomach. Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression. Typically this would include an incision in the patient's epigastrium as part of a formal operation. It can be performed through surgical approach or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).

The opening may be used for feeding, such as with a gastrostomy tube.

See also

External links

de:Gastrostoma

Linked-in.jpg