Colon injury following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion


Guloglu R., Taviloglu K., ALİMOĞLU O.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, cilt.13, ss.69-72, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/109264203321235520
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.69-72

Özet

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is used to provide a safe route for enteral feeding. However, serious complications may occur during the procedure, such as transverse colon injuries. It can be difficult to diagnose a colon injury after the procedure in a patient with cobormidities. Herein, we present a case of transverse colon injury following insertion of a PEG tube, discuss the possible complications of PEG, and review the recent literature. This case demonstrates the importance of careful PEG tube insertion and close follow-up of the patient's clinical status after a PEG procedure.