Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe and effective technique performed by pediatric gastroenterologists to provide a route of enteral nutrition for the pediatric patient who is unable to maintain adequate oral nutrition. PEG is widely accepted as the preferred modality to establish enteral access. Although generally a safe procedure, children undergoing PEG placement are at risk for both minor and major tube-related complications in the immediate and long-term period following PEG. The indications, technique, alternative procedures, post-procedural care and complications of PEG in the pediatric patient will be discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastrointestinal Endoscopy in Children
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781634630795
ISBN (Print)9781634630740
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


  • PEG
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • complications
  • enteral nutrition
  • indications
  • pediatric


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