Pneumoperitoneum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

  title={Pneumoperitoneum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.},
  author={A B Plumser and Eva Gottfried and Michael R. Clair},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={79 6},
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe and widely used technique to establish an enteral feeding route. It has eliminated much of the operative morbidity associated with gastrostomy placed by laparotomy. Although pneumoperitoneum can be seen after surgery and in association with certain endoscopic procedures, it has not been seen after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. We describe a patient who developed a benign pneumoperitoneum after insertion of a percutaneous gastrostomy… CONTINUE READING


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