Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Mahmmod Baghbanian, Mohammad Jafar Farahvash


In recent decades, Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy ( PEG), has changed feeding and care of patients who can not feed orally. This outpatient procedure is done in most of the endoscopy wards and provides care, nutrition and medications for these patients outside the hospital. PEG has rare complications and significantly reduces the cost of care and treatment .With invention of this procedure about 30 years ago in the world's gastrointestinal endoscopy centers, we began PEG procedure in Iran .In our experience, neurological diseases especially cerebrovascular events are the most common indication .But trauma especially traffic accidents and tumors of head and neck and esophagus are other indications . After putting the PEG, the patient should be observe under a team including a gastroenterologist, dietician and experienced nurse. Education of patients and caregivers is essential to reduce complications


Gastrostomy; Endoscopic; Percutaneous ; Nutrition.

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