Gastrostomy: operative or nonoperative?


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is clearly better than operative gastrostomy performed under general anesthesia. Whether or not PEG offers any significant advantage over operative gastrostomy performed using local anesthesia remains to be proved. Operative gastrotomy performed with local anesthesia seems comparable to nonoperative techniques. 


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@article{Rogers1992GastrostomyOO, title={Gastrostomy: operative or nonoperative?}, author={D. A. Rogers and Thomas A. Bowden}, journal={The Surgical clinics of North America}, year={1992}, volume={72 2}, pages={515-24} }