Esophageal obstruction after incomplete removal of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube

Gary I. Kleiner, Theresa M. Vergara

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

This two-year-old boy presented with a two-day history of vomiting and fever. He was diagnosed with acute otitis media four days before this incident. Repeated questioning revealed removal of a percutaneous enterostomy tube two weeks earlier with failure to pass the internal bumper in his stool. The child was in no distress, except for repeated emesis and drooling. A chest x-ray revealed a foreign body in the esophagus, and the patient underwent removal of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy plastic bumper by endoscopy without incident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal foreign body
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Esophageal obstruction after incomplete removal of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this