Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2008, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (3): 245-248.

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Application of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Patients with Neurological Diseases

LI Xiao-guang   

  1. Department of Neurology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-06-30 Published:2008-06-30
  • Contact: LI Xiao-guang

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has been increasingly used in treating patients with neurogenic dysphagia to improve nutrition status and prevent choking. PEG is mostly used for stroke and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, although more evidence-based researches are required to assess the timing, risks, and survival benefits. Its application in senile dementia is still controversial.

Key words: percutaneous endoscopic castrostomy, stroke, amyotropdic lateral sclerosis, senile dementia