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Stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube without having to perform an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen). The aim of PEG is to feed those who cannot swallow. PEG may be done by a surgeon, otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) or gastroenterologist (GI specialist). It is done in a. hospital […]
Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy.
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease. A disease severity scoring system for children under 18 years of age, designed to improve the organ allocation in transplantation based on the severity of liver disease rather than time on the waiting list. The PELD score is based on both laboratory data and growth data. The laboratory values are a […]
- Peliosis hepatis
A rare condition in which the liver contains multiple, randomly-distributed blood-filled spaces or cavities ranging in size from millimeters to several centimeters in diameter. Peliosis hepatis has been associated with the use of anabolic steroids and other hormones such as oral contraceptive pills. It has also been observed in association with both benign and malignant […]
- Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
A disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in which there is loss of myelin, the sheath around the nerves. The disease is clinically characterized by nystagmus (rhythmical oscillation of the eyes), impaired motor development, tremor, progressive spasticity (increased muscle tone), ataxia (wobbliness), choreoathetotic movements, and dysartria (difficulty speaking). Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) in its classical […]