JOURNAL ARTICLE

[Clinical value of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy]

Li-qing Yao, Yun-shi Zhong, Wei-dong Gao, Ping-hong Zhou, Guo-jie He, Mei-dong Xu, Yi-qun Zhang, Wei-feng Chen
Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2005, 8 (5): 413-5
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy(PEJ).

METHODS: From June 1996 to April 2005, clinical data of 121 patients treated with PEG or PEJ were analyzed retrospectively.

RESULTS: A total of 121 patients experienced 134 times of PEG or PEG plus PEJ, including 90 cases (103 times) treated with PEG and 31 patients treated with PEG plus PEJ. Thirteen patients treated with PEG had fistula replacement 6-10 months after PEG. All patients had quick nutrition recovery after fistula tube insert,therefore parenteral nutrition was not required. No severe complications occurred in all patients after 10 months of following-up. Four patients had subcutaneous infection around fistula 4-10 days after PEG.

CONCLUSION: PEG and PEJ are safe and new methods for gastrointestinal decompression and enteral nutrition, which can be substitutes for nasogastric tube.

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