Skin level division of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy without endoscopy retrieval: A hazardous procedure

R. M. Steinberg*, O. Madhala, E. Freud, R. Shamir, M. Shwartz, M. Zer

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Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become the method of choice for long-term enteral access in the pediatric population. Since its introduction, several common complications have been described (3). Less well known is the danger of removing or replacing a PEG by cutting the device at skin level without endoscopic assistance to ensure the complete removal of all parts. The aim of the present work is to describe a patient in whom gastrostomy parts were retained after PEG removal, causing bowel obstruction and perforation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

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