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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Clinical Practice

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)

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Page : 565-568

Keywords : percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; enteral feeding; chronic disease;

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of delivering long-term enteral nutrition for chronic disease patients with swallowing disorders. With an advent of endoscopic procedure, PEG has become more comfort than open gastrostomy, less invasiveness and better cost-effectiveness. In addition of PEG tubes for feeding access, it can also be used as gut decompression. There are absolute and relative contraindications for PEG placement, and there are two main complications such as major and minor complications. But, there are several ways to resolve the complications. This review tries to explain about indications, contraindications, complications, caring after PEG placement, and removal PEG.

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