Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube
 
 

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube procedure, also known as a gastrostomy, is a feeding tube insertion through the skin and stomach. The tube goes into the stomach. Feeding tubes can be temporary or permanent. They are used for infants with birth defects of the mouth, esophagus and stomach. They are used for children with swallowing disorders or children who cannot take in sufficient amounts of food by mouth to stay healthy.

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