Endoscopic Feeding Techniques

  • Arno J. DormannEmail author


In the last 50 years, the use of endoscopic placement of feeding tubes has been used increasingly in clinical settings. After the use of traditional surgical gastrostomies and then later on nasogastric tubes, nowadays, predominantly percutaneous systems are used long term. Differentiated indication is imperative here. Even now, the individualized use of these procedures requires a high level of education. As of recently, endoscopic implants have also been used temporarily and also in cases of metabolic illnesses; these developments are also depicted here.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastroenterologie Kliniken Köln, Standorte Merheim und Holweide, Krankenhaus HolweideKölnGermany

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