Experience of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children with Crohn's disease.

  title={Experience of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children with Crohn's disease.},
  author={Michael Cosgrove and Huw R. Jenkins},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={76 2},
Enternal nutrition is an important mode of treatment for Crohn's disease in children. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has been little used, even through it can facilitate the administration of an unpalatable elemental diet to an anorexic, undernourished patients. Its use is reported in 10 children with Crohn's disease. The gastrostomy was found to be more acceptable than a nasogastric tube and was associated with only minor complications. As a consequence of improved delivery of enteral… CONTINUE READING

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