Table 1

 Diagnosis of patients undergoing PEG insertion as a day-case procedure

Diagnosis Patients (n) Indication for PEG
Head and neck cancer15Prophylactically before surgery or radiotherapy
Motor neurone disease3Dysphagia
Multiple sclerosis3Dysphagia (1 re-insertion)
Stroke5Dysphagia (1 re-insertion)
AIDS2Severe anorexia & malnutrition
Other3Dysphagia
2Malnutrition