Foley feeding catheter migration into the small bowel

Michael Cassaday, Shailesh C. Kadakia, Kaz Yamamoto, Allan Parker

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy provides a nonsurgical alternative to enteral feeding. The tube may deteriorate or be expelled accidentally from the stomach and require replacement. We report a patient in whom the replacement Foley catheter migrated into the jejunum, resulting in impaction of the hub into the abdominal wall with resultant localized infection and impaction at the stoma site. We review this problem and suggest a simple technique to prevent the complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Complication of gastrostomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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