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Complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  1. Stephen D Adams1,
  2. David Baker1,
  3. Arjun Takhar2,
  4. R Mark Beattie3,
  5. Michael P Stanton1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  2. 2Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Michael P Stanton, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 6YD, UK; michael.stanton{at}uhs.nhs.uk

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Gastrostomy feeding tubes are used in children to manage feeding difficulties of a variety of causes.1 Several methods for gastrostomy insertion are described, including percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG),2 laparoscopic-assisted, radiological or open surgical placement. The PEG ‘pull’ technique is performed without intraperitoneal visualisation of the stomach puncture and so may be associated with injury to other organs, most …

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