percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube

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per·cu·ta·ne·ous en·do·scop·ic gas·tros·to·my tube

(PEG tube) (pĕr'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs en'dō-skop'ik gās-tros'tŏ-mē tūb)
Tube placed through the abdominal wall with the aid of an endoscope into the stomach. Used for feeding patients unable to swallow food.
Synonym(s): G-tube, gastrostomy tube.
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