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What is percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)?

PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach.

PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.

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