J Pediatr Surg 2022 Jun 1;57(6):1145-1148. Epub 2022 Feb 1.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital, 3030 Children's Way #107, San Diego, CA 92123, United States of America; Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, MC7400, La Jolla, CA 92037-7400, United States of America. Electronic address:
Background: Laparoscopic gastrostomy tube (GT) placement carries the risk of early tube dislodgement and is often modified with absorbable subcutaneously-tunneled transabdominal tacking sutures that can aid in tube replacement. However, these buried sutures may increase the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). This study sought to evaluate SSI rates associated with different types of transabdominal tacking sutures used in modified laparoscopic GT placement. Read More