Opinion Review
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2020.
World J Gastroenterol. May 28, 2020; 26(20): 2464-2471
Published online May 28, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i20.2464
Table 2 Accepted and data-supported indications for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (for references see text)
Main disease groupsDiagnosis/reason for dysphagia
CancerHead and neck cancer
Pharyngeal cancer
Esophageal carcinoma
Cancer with functional bowel obstruction (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy used as a decompression measure)
Neurodegenerative disordersStroke
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
Severe brain damage from various reasons (trauma, persistent vegetative state, psychomental retardation, etc.)