Through the skin. For example, a percutaneous biopsy is a biopsy that is obtained by putting a needle through the skin in order to obtain tissue within the body for examination.
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
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, gastroenterologist (GI specialist). It is done in a. hospital or outpatient surgical facility. The patient is usually mildly […]
- Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy
(PEJ) A surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube into the jejunum (part of the small intestine) without having to perform an open laparotomy (an operation opening the abdomen). The aim of PEJ is to feed a patient who cannot swallow. PEJ may be done by a surgeon or gastroenterologist (GI specialist).
- Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL)
A technique for removing large and/or dense stones and staghorn stones. PNL is done via a port created by puncturing the kidney through the skin and enlarging the access port to 1 cm (about 3/8 inch) in diameter. There is no surgical incision. PNL is done under anesthesia and real-time live x-ray control (fluoroscopy). Because […]
- Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic.
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
The use of a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowed coronary artery. Abbreviated PTCA.