Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Alberto Pagan, Alessandro Bianchi, José Antonio Martínez, Marina Jiménez, Xavier Francesc Gonzalez

Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Palma De Mallorca, Spain


In cancer patients with tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract, dysphagia and cachexia require gastrostomy or jejunostomy as the only options for enteral access for long-term feeding. In this article, the authors describe a modified placement of laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy applied during laparoscopic oncology layering technique. After performing an exploratory laparoscopy, a feeding jejunostomy is performed using a Foley silicon catheter, through an eyelet in the mesentery of the descending colon. After completing the introduction of the jejunal probe according to the Witzel technique, the intestinal segment of jejunum is attached to the internal sheath of the mesocolon using sutures polysorb 2/0, with the aim of removing the possible internal hernia and a jejunal torque that could cause an intestinal obstruction. There were no intraoperative complications or mortality. The technique described here provides most of the benefits of laparoscopic jejunostomy feeding, avoiding the possible internal hernia.

Keywords: Jejunostomy, enteral nutrition, upper gastrointestinal tumors

Cite this paper as: Pagan A, Bianchi A, Martínez JA, Jiménez M, Gonzalez XF. Laparoscopic surgical transmesocolic jejunostomy: a new surgical approach. Turk J Surg 2018; 34: 155-157.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - A.P.; Design - A.P., A.B.; Supervision - X.F.G.; Resource - A.P., A.B.; Materials - A.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - A.B., M.J.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.P., A.B.; Literature Search - A.B., J.A.M., M.J.; Writing Manuscript - A.P., A.B.; Critical Reviews - X.F.G.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.


The technical assistance of the nurse staff of the General Surgery Department is gratefully acknowledged.