What is a PEG or a PEJ Tube?
PEG = Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.
PEJ = Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy.
These tubes can be used by people who have trouble swallowing or who are at risk for food going into the lungs.
PEG tubes are inserted through a small cut in the abdomen into the stomach.
PEJ tubes are inserted through a small cut in the abdomen into the small intestines, in the section called the jejunum. This tube is much smaller in diameter and can become easily clogged so care must be taken when giving medicine should be in liquid form.