Complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a surgical experience

Del Río, Paolo and Dell'Abate, Paolo and Soliani, Paolo and Arcuri, Maria Francesca and Ghirarduzzi, Andrea and Sianesi, Mario (2006) Complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a surgical experience. Il giornale di chirurgia, 27 (10). pp. 388-391. ISSN 1971-145x

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AIM: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a practical and safe option to place an alimentary gastrostomy. We observed that a relevant rate of complications are related to management of PEG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We registered the patients treated in our Unit from September 1994 to December 2005. We placed 293 PEG (243 pts). Preferably using a tube 16 Fr, in 7 cases 18 Fr, in 21 cases 20 Fr and only in 3 cases 9 Fr. The median age was 69.8 years; ratio female:male 3:1. In 67 cases the treatment was carried out in not hospitalized patients. RESULTS: The incidence of late and early complications is statistically higher in hospitalized patients than at home. CONCLUSION: We think that a correct management of PEG (nurses correct information) and the experience of endoscopist and a dietician can significantly reduce the rate of complications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PEG - Enteral Nutrition, Complications, Buried bumper syndrome, Congenital hernia; Gastrostomia percutanea endoscopica, Nutrizione enterale, Buried bumper syndrome Ernia congenita
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 17:03
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 17:03

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