Clinical Practice Guideline for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines

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With an aging population, the number of patients with difficulty swallowing due to medical conditions is gradually increasing. In such cases, enteral nutrition is administered through a temporary nasogastric tube. Long-term use of a nasogastric tube leads to various complications and a decreased quality of life. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the percutaneous placement of a tube into the stomach, aided endoscopically, which may be an alternative to a nasogastric tube when enteral nutritional is required for 4 weeks or more. This paper is the first Korean clinical guideline for PEG. It was developed jointly by the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research and led by the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. These guidelines aimed to provide physicians, including endoscopists, with the indications, use of prophylactic antibiotics, timing of enteric nutrition, tube placement methods, complications, replacement, and tubes removal for PEG based on the currently available clinical evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-26
Number of pages17
JournalGut and Liver
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024

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  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Guideline


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