First Results with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

  • M. Keymling
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 209)


Due to the availability of industrially produced formula diets some ten years ago, enteral feeding has gained substantial importance in the treatment of various diseases and is more frequently integrated into outpatient treatment. The feeding solutions were primarily administered via a naso-gastric or naso-jejunal tube. This route is associated with the possible disadvantages of irritating the nasopharyngeal space and the fact that the tube is clearly visible. The latter resulted in poor social contacts and psychological loneliness.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Abdominal Wall Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Gastric Wall Plastic Cone 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Keymling
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  1. 1.Medizinische KlinikAkad. LehrkrankenhausBad HersfeldWest Germany

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