A case of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a patient with liver cirrhosis accompanied by both esophageal and gastric varices

Dong Hoon Park, Jae Woo Kim, Kyu Hong Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Myeong Gwan Jee, Yong Soon Park, Soon Koo Baik, Hyun Soo Kim, Sang Ok Kwon

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Abstract

Malnutrition in patients with liver disease is common. Consequently, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be needed for the correction of malnutrition. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is rarely performed in patients with liver cirrhosis because of the presence of varices and coagulation abnormalities. However, if careful insertion technique along with thorough clinical assessment is undertaken, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be successfully performed in patients with liver cirrhosis. Here, we report successful application of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a patient with liver cirrhosis accompanied by both gastric and esophageal varices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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