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J Formos Med Assoc. 1995 Oct;94(10):635-7.

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in infants.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, ROC.


After a trial of 1 month of nasogastric tube feeding, three infants (aged 5-14 mo) underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) to enable long-term enteral feeding. The Ponsky-pull technique was employed for PEG insertion. In two patients, the procedure was complicated by superficial wound infection at the cutaneous exists of the PEG tubes: one with Pseudomonas sp and the other staphylococcal colonization. Both responded well to antibiotic treatment. All patients obtained good nutritional support. The preliminary experience reported here suggests that, even in infants, PEG is a safe and easy nonsurgical method of enteral feeding.

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