Merhaba Misafir

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy experience in children and family satisfaction


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic data, complication rates of children who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and to question family satisfaction. Materials and Methods: Demographic information, underlying diseases, anthropometric measurements before and after PEG and z scores advanced complications due to processing and follow-up periods were obtained from patient files. Results: In three years, 21 patients underwent PEG procedures. The median age of the patients was 74 months. The majority of the cases consisted of children with neurological, oncological and metabolic diseases (71.4%, 14.3% and 14.3%, respectively). There was a statistically significant increase between baseline and 6th month and between baseline and 12th month of the all antropometric measures z scores. But no significant difference was observed between 6th month and 12th month of the median weight and height z scores. Parents' opinions about PEG were positive. After the procedure, one patient had ostomy leakage and three patients had local stoma infection. Conclusion: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a very successful and reliable method in children and adolescents as well as in infants. Families' opinions on PEG after the procedure were positive.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.17826/cumj.472611
  • Cilt : 44
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 723-728
  • IO Kayıt No : 102704
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi