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[Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in pediatric practice].

Authors
  • Le Gall, C
  • Lachaux, A
  • Loras-Duclaux, I
  • Hermier, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives de Pédiatrie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1995
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
377–381
Identifiers
PMID: 7780548
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become a good alternative to nasogastric tube feeding and surgical gastrostomy. The procedure requires two practitioners, one of them being an endoscopist. The technique can be performed either under local or general anesthesia, at bedside or in an operating room or endoscopic room, using a one step button or first setting of a catheter and secondly a button, by pull technique in which the button is pulled through esophagus or push technique were the button is pushed through the parietal wall. Its is used to deliver enteral nutriments in patients who need tube feeding. In paediatrics practice, morbidity rate related to PEG is less than 1% and morbidity less than 10%. PEG appears as a simple, safe, practical, esthetic and cheap procedure.

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