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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: Single–center experience [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2020; 27(2): 84-87 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2020.46873

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: Single–center experience

Durmuş Ali Çetin1, Mehmet Patmano2
1Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method used for long–term enteral feeding in patients with normal gastrointestinal function and who cannot be fed orally. In this study, we aimed to present the demographic and clinical features of our patients who underwent PEG.
METHODS: The records of patients who had PEG tube inserted in the endoscopy unit or intensive care units in our hospital between August 2017 and December 2019 were reviewed retrospectively.
RESULTS: A total of 108 patients underwent a PEG catheter between August 2017 and December 2019. 58 (53.7%) of the cases were male, and 50 (46.2%) were female. It was observed that the PEG procedure was performed most frequently in patients with cerebrovascular disease. No major complications were observed in any case after the procedure. Early complications were observed in 15 (13.8%) patients and late complications in seven (6.4%) patients.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: PEG is a safe and effective enteral feeding method. It is the type of nutrition that should be applied for long–term enteral nutrition in appropriate patients.

Keywords: Complication, indication; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

Durmuş Ali Çetin, Mehmet Patmano. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: Single–center experience. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2020; 27(2): 84-87

Corresponding Author: Durmuş Ali Çetin, Türkiye
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