World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Mini Review | Open Access

Access to Gastrointestinal Tract for Enteral Feeding of the Children

Ewa Matuszczak*, Marzena Tylicka, Marta Komarowska, Adam Hermanowicz and Wojciech Debek

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland

*Correspondance to: Ewa Matuszczak, 

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Tube enteral feeding is the method of choice when an oral diet is insufficient or impossible for more
than seven days. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) has become the method of choice for
EN in all age groups. Unfortunately, neurological disorders are very often accompanied by serious
distortions in body anatomy. In such cases, surgical gastrostomy, which is an invasive procedure,
is often the only option for EN. However, less invasive measures would be preferable over surgical
gastronomy. In complicated cases laparoscopy-assisted PEG placement is a useful option for EN in
patients with distorted anatomy and who are unable to undergo PEG placement.


Gastrostomy; PEG; Children


Matuszczak E, Tylicka M, Komarowska M, Hermanowicz A, Debek W. Access to Gastrointestinal Tract for Enteral Feeding of the Children. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1243..

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