Duodenal Obstruction: A Complication of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Migration

Robert Mc Govern, Jamie S. Barkin, Robert I Goldberg, Richard Phillips

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Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is now a well-established technique for providing long-term enteral feeding. The procedure is being increasingly utilized and, although generally well tolerated, it may be associated with complications. We report two patients in whom a replacement Foley balloon tip catheter migrated into the small bowel and caused obstruction. The diagnosis, management, and preventive measures of tube migration are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1038
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume85
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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