Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in a Patient With Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion Therapy

Ezekiel Wong Toh Yoon, Masuki Kobayashi

Abstract


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the method of choice in patients requiring long-term enteral tube feeding. In patients with intrathecal baclofen infusion therapy (IBT) pump implantation, infection via the skin and soft tissue may be an issue of concern. The introducer technique for gastrostomy tube insertion may be useful in reducing the risk of peristomal infection. Although the presence of a PEG tube has been reported as a risk factor for implantation site infection (for newly inserted IBT pumps), whether existing IBT pumps are at risk for infection during or after the placement of a PEG tube is not clear. We report a case where PEG was successfully performed using the introducer technique on a patient with an IBT pump implant.




Gastroenterol Res. 2017;10(2):132-134
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr786w


Keywords


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; Enteral nutrition; Spinal cord injury; Muscle spasm; Intrathecal baclofen infusion therapy

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