INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method used for longterm 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 longterm enteral nutrition in appropriate patients.