Colon injury following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion


Guloglu R., Taviloglu K., Alimoglu O.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.13, no.1, pp.69-72, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/109264203321235520
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-72

Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is used to provide a safe route for enteral feeding. However, serious complications may occur during the procedure, such as transverse colon injuries. It can be difficult to diagnose a colon injury after the procedure in a patient with cobormidities. Herein, we present a case of transverse colon injury following insertion of a PEG tube, discuss the possible complications of PEG, and review the recent literature. This case demonstrates the importance of careful PEG tube insertion and close follow-up of the patient's clinical status after a PEG procedure.