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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1996 Apr;6(2):409-22.

Complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

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Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has become the procedure of choice for the establishment of enteral feedings in most clinical settings. Minor modifications in the technique and tools of PEG may have had some effect on the type of complications seen with this procedure. The major and minor complications of PEG are reviewed with a focus on those manipulations that may assist in reducing the incidence of common complications of this procedure.

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