Examination of failed polyurethane gastrostomy devices and comparison with samples incubated in vitro.

  • Thomas Joyce
  • Published 2008 in
    Journal of applied biomaterials & biomechanics…


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) devices provide a route for nourishment and medication to those unable to swallow. The disintegration and discoloration of a type of polyurethane PEG device was evaluated. Five ex vivo samples were obtained and they showed discoloration, pitting and environmental stress cracking (ESC). A group of unused PEG devices… (More)


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