Gastric Outlet and Duodenal Obstruction as a Complication of Migrated Gastrostomy Tube: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review

Jamil Shah, Tagore Sunkara, Krishna Sowjanya Yarlagadda, Prashanth Rawla, Vinaya Gaduputi

Abstract


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a well-recognized procedure for providing enteral feeding and long-term enteral nutritional support. Although it is mostly well tolerated, complications, sometimes mechanical in nature, do occur. Rare, and often initially unrecognized, late complications of PEG tube placement are gastric outlet obstruction and duodenal obstruction. Simple adjustment of the gastrostomy tube will lead to the improvement of the patient’s clinical condition and prevent further complications. Physicians should be aware of and suspect gastric outlet and duodenal obstruction as rare late complications of PEG tube placement. Simple adjustment of the gastrostomy tube can resolve the problem without unnecessary medical tests and overly aggressive care. Here, we present two interesting cases of elderly women who developed mechanical obstruction after inadvertent migration of the gastrostomy tube.




Gastroenterol Res. 2018;11(1):71-74
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr954w


Keywords


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; PEG; Gastrostomy; Complications of PEG; Gastric outlet obstruction; Duodenal obstruction

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