Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy:experience at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital:indications,complications and outcome
Kumar, M.; Sud, R.; Arora, A.; Puri, R.; Saraf, N.; Anand, V.; Mohan, M.; Gupta, R. and Sama, S.K. (2002) Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy:experience at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital:indications,complications and outcome. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 21. A77.
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Background and Objectives: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an excellent alternative for long term management of enteral nutrition in patients with inadequate caloric intake and who have a functionally intact gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to determine the indications, success rate, procedure related mortality, major and minor complication in patients undergoing PEG. Methods: This is a retrospective review of 244 patient who underwent PEG in Department of Gastroenterology Sir Ganga Ram Hospital during the period Jan 1998 to May 2002. In all these patients PEG tube was placed using pull technique. Results: PEG was successfully placed in all 244 patients. There were 142 males (58.2%) and 102 females (41.18%) (aged 18-76 years). The most common indications for placement of the gastrostomy tube were neurologic n=230 (94.26%) and oropharyngeal disorders n=10 (4%). Most of the patients n=230 (94.26%) had the procedure performed as inpatients and rest n= 10 (4%) were out patients. No procedure related mortality was noted. Only two patients (.81%) had major complications, in form of perforation which was managed conservatively. 33 patients (13.5%) had minor complications. The most common minor complication observed was superficial wound infection n=15 (6%). Other Minor complications was peri-tubal leak n= 5 (2%) and tube pulling out by 3 patients (1.2%), and fever in 3 patients (1.2%). Aspiration occurred in 7 patients (2.8%). Replacement tube was put in 15 patients (6%) and in 60 (24.5%), the tube was removed later as they started oral nutrition. In 8 patients PEG was converted to PEJ (3.2%). The average time to PEG placement after neurological cause was 4 weeks. The average time of procedure was 10-15 minutes Conclusion: PEG is an easy, safe and useful procedure for optimal feeding for long period in patients who have neurologic illness. It has minimal complications and occasional need for replacement of the tube.
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