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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children

By Wael El-Matary

Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has been a valuable tool in nutritional rehabilitation since its inception in 1980. Although it was originally described in children, a large sector of the adult population is dependant on it for nutritional support. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion is generally a safe procedure. Nevertheless, variable incidence rates of complications have been reported. The present review highlights the up-to-date indications, contraindications and complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children, along with a discussion of issues that need further exploring through future research

Topics: Review
Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2661186
Provided by: PubMed Central
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