Experience with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy in a Community Hospital

Horton, William L.; Colwell, Dean L.; Burlon, Daniel T.
February 1991
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1991, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy (PEG) has become the procedure of choice for meeting long-term nutritional needs in chronically ill patients. To determine the complication and mortality rates in a community hospital, we performed a retrospective analysis of 224 patients having PEG placement over a 2-yr period. Our study indicates that the morbidity and mortality resulting from PEG placement in a community hospital should be similar to that reported from large university studies.


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