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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) For Treatment of Dysphagia

  • U. Goebel
  • H. Kolvenbach
  • S. Arens
  • A. Hirner
Conference paper

Abstract

Dysphagia may occur in different diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Even if a patient is not able to swallow, enteral nutrition is preferable to parenteral nutrition. Since nasogastric tubes cause severe psychological and nursing problems, we perform the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) as an alternative method.

Keywords

Enteral Nutrition Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Aspiration Pneumonia Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Pseudobulbar Paralysis 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Goebel
  • H. Kolvenbach
  • S. Arens
  • A. Hirner
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische UniversitätsklinikBonn 1Germany

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