Acute presentation of transverse colon injury following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement: case report and review of current management.

D. L. Maccabee, J. A. Dominitz, S. W. Lee, K. G. Billingsley

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Abstract

We describe a case of a patient who had a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placed for enteral access. The patient's medical history was remarkable for chronic malnutrition, coronary artery disease, coronary bypass surgery, and severe esophageal dysmotility. We discuss the patient&'s course through treatment and we review the management options for patients that sustain colonic injury related to PEG placement. We conclude that colonic injury can be difficult to diagnose in the acute setting and that diagnosis may be facilitated by abdominal computerized tomographic (CT) scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalSurgical endoscopy
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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