Description: This full color medical-legal illustration depicts a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG TUBE) surgery. 1. Normal anatomy of the stomach; 2. Insertion of the PEG tube into the stomach wall; 3. The stomach adhering to the abdominal wall; 4. PEG tube removal with stomach remaining adhered to abdominal wall; 5. PEG tube being removed before adhesions with stomach form; and 6. PEG tube unable to enter stomach because adhesions never occurred.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009