Sample Name: Surgical Closure of Gastrostomy
Description: Closure of gastrostomy placed due to feeding difficulties.
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PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Gastrostomy (gastrocutaneous fistula).
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Gastrostomy (gastrocutaneous fistula).
OPERATION PERFORMED: Surgical closure of gastrostomy.
INDICATIONS: This 1-year-old child had a gastrostomy placed due to feeding difficulties. Since then, he has reached a point where he is now eating completely by mouth and no longer needed the gastrostomy. The tube was, therefore, removed, but the tract has not shown signs of spontaneous closure. He, therefore, comes to the operating room today for surgical closure of his gastrostomy.
Keywords: gastroenterology, gastrocutaneous fistula, nurolon, closure of gastrostomy, feeding difficulties, surgical closure, gastrostomy,