Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy without an antireflux procedure in neurologically disabled children.

In children with major neurologic impairment, gastrostomies are often used to alleviate malnutrition and feeding difficulties. There has been a trend toward performing "protective" antireflux surgery in these children. Nineteen children with major neurologic impairment and feeding failure were prospectively evaluated and followed up after placement of a… CONTINUE READING