[Evaluation of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and results].Ulus Travma Derg. 2002 Jan; 8(1):26-8.UT
The aim of this study is evaluate the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and its complications in order to provide enteral nutrition support for a long time period.
PEG tube was applied to 15 patients aged between 18-95 years, who could not feed orally prophylactic antibiotic didn't use to any patient. After 8 hours hungry PEG was applied by using pull technique and the results were evaluated prospectively.
PEG was successfully done in 14 patients. Gastric juice drainage at the sides of the tube were seen in two patients, and PEG was pulled out in one of them.
PEG is the route of choice for a long lived enteral nutrition, because, it can be applied without general anesthesia, easy to apply, patients can start feeding in a short time period, need shorter hospital stay, can be changed easily, cost effective and has a low rate of mortality and morbidity.