What is a peg line?
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People also ask, why would someone need a PEG tube?
A PEG feeding tube can be used if you have difficulty with swallowing or have a problem that causes a risk of swallowed food going into your lungs rather than into your stomach. PEG tubes may also be used for many other conditions such as bowel cancer, after a head injury, Crohn's disease or severe burns.
One may also ask, how is a PEG feeding tube inserted? A PEG is a feeding tube inserted into the stomach using a Gastroscope (see diagram). To place the tube, an endoscope (a thin flexible tube with a camera at the end) is passed through your mouth, down the gullet into the stomach.
Also Know, what does peg tube mean?
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate (for example, because of dysphagia or sedation).
Is a PEG feeding tube permanent?
Depending on the medical condition, a PEG feeding tube may be temporary or permanent. However, those with more permanent neurologic damage may require a feeding tube long-term. In either case, the feeding tube can be easily removed if necessary.