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Usefulness of flash-light transillumination button on videoendoscopy system for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube insertion

Journal Volume 68 - 2005
Issue Fasc.4 - Letters
Author(s) Ahmet Erdil, Ahmet Tuzun, Yuksel Ates
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Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey.

Since it was described in 1980, percutaneous endo- scopic gastrostomy (PEG) has been a widely used method for insertion of a gastrostomy tube in patients who are unable to swallow or maintain adequate nutri- tion (1). PEG is a safe and easy method to improve nutri- tional status of patients with low mortality and compli- cation rates (2,3).

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