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Experience of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy at Massachusetts General Hospital--indications and complications.
Singapore Med J. 1998 Dec; 39(12):560-3.SM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively new method to deliver nutrition to patients with inadequate caloric intake who have a functionally intact gastrointestinal tract.

METHODS

This is a retrospective review of 58 consecutive patients who were referred to the Surgical Endoscopy Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital for placement of PEG in 1996. The current indications, methods, and results of PEG will be discussed.

RESULTS

Of this series, all but one patient had the PEG successfully placed. Indications included head and neck cancer (29 patients); neurological disorders (21 patients); burns (3 patients); respiratory failure (2 patients), and aspirations (2 patients). Fifty-four percent of cases were performed with local anaesthesia. There was one complication (2%) with no procedural-related mortality.

CONCLUSION

PEG is an easy and safe procedure. It is a good alternative to provide enteral feeding in selected patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10067402

Citation

So, J B., and F W. Ackroyd. "Experience of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy at Massachusetts General Hospital--indications and Complications." Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 39, no. 12, 1998, pp. 560-3.
So JB, Ackroyd FW. Experience of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy at Massachusetts General Hospital--indications and complications. Singapore Med J. 1998;39(12):560-3.
So, J. B., & Ackroyd, F. W. (1998). Experience of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy at Massachusetts General Hospital--indications and complications. Singapore Medical Journal, 39(12), 560-3.
So JB, Ackroyd FW. Experience of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy at Massachusetts General Hospital--indications and Complications. Singapore Med J. 1998;39(12):560-3. PubMed PMID: 10067402.
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