Korean J Gastroenterol.  2006 Jul;48(1):51-54.

A Case of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis Accompanied by Both Esophageal and Gastric Varices

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. skbaik@wonju.yonsei.ac.kr

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.

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; Liver cirrhosis; Varix
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