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PEG & TPN

PEG & TPN

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Endoscopic
Endoscopic
Gastrostomy
Gastrostomy
By: Jose Byron Dadulla-
By: Jose Byron Dadulla-
Evardone
Evardone
\ue000A
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
(
(PEG
PEG) is an
) is anendoscopic
endoscopic procedure for placing a
procedure for placing a
tube into the
tube into thestomach
stomach through the
through the abdominal wall
abdominal wall
. PEG tubes may also be extended into the
. PEG tubes may also be extended into the
small bowel
small bowel.
.
\ue000The procedure is performed in order to place a
The procedure is performed in order to place a
gastric feeding tube
gastric feeding tube as a long-term means of
as a long-term means of
providing nutrition to patients who cannot take
providing nutrition to patients who cannot take
food orally. Many
food orally. Manystroke
stroke patients, for example,
patients, for example,
are at risk of
are at risk of aspiration pneumonia
aspiration pneumonia due to poor
due to poor
control over the swallowing muscles; some will
control over the swallowing muscles; some will
benefit from a PEG performed to maintain
benefit from a PEG performed to maintain
nutrition.
nutrition.
\ue000PEGs may also be inserted to
PEGs may also be inserted to
decompress the
decompress thestomach
stomach in cases of
in cases of
gastric
gastricvolvulus
volvulus.
.

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