Misplacement of percutaneously inserted gastrostomy tube into the colon: report of 6 cases and review of the literature.

@article{Friedmann2007MisplacementOP,
  title={Misplacement of percutaneously inserted gastrostomy tube into the colon: report of 6 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Reuven Friedmann and Helena Feldman and Moshe Sonnenblick},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={469-76}
}
BACKGROUND With the increasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), rare complications are seen; one of them is misplacement of the tube into the colon. We describe the various clinical pictures and treatment approaches. METHODS Case series from our hospital and case reports from the literature are presented. Symptoms, time interval from symptoms to diagnosis, time elapsed from initial PEG insertion to replacement or to regression, regression of gastrostomy tube to the colon vs… CONTINUE READING