When gastric decompression or enteral feeding are needed for patients affected by neurological problems or neoplasias with a long life expectancy (months), PEG represents the method of choice because it has a lesser number of complications, needs a mild sedation, and has a lower cost compared to surgical techniques.
|Translated title of the contribution||Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1994|
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