Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
A PEG Tube is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach to give feedings to people unable to eat or unable to eat enough food by mouth to maintain adequate nutritional status. The tube is inserted by using a special device called an endoscope. One end of the tube is in the stomach and the other end comes out through the skin of the abdomen.
Dec 22, 2014 - For some patients, reirradiation of recurrent head and neck cancer can extend life. But for those with comorbidities or organ dysfunction, such as feeding tube dependence, it is likely to offer only palliative support, according to a report in the March 16 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.