Gastrostomy insertion in the 21st century: PEG or laparoscopic? Report from a large single-centre series

@article{Wragg2012GastrostomyII,
  title={Gastrostomy insertion in the 21st century: PEG or laparoscopic? Report from a large single-centre series},
  author={Ruth Clare Wragg and Heidi Salminen and Max Pachl and Michael Y Singh and Anthony Lander and Ingo Jester and Dakshesh Parikh and Girish Jawaheer},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={443-448}
}
To determine whether laparoscopic-assisted gastrostomy (LAG) has superseded percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) based on the clinical outcomes. A retrospective study was undertaken for the period January 06–December 09. Demographic and clinical outcomes were recorded and the two groups were compared. 164 patients were studied (PEG, n = 107; LAG, n = 57). 93.5 % of PEG patients required two general anaesthetics compared with 8 % of LAG patients. Median time to using the gastrostomy was 24… CONTINUE READING
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