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.
- Complication of gastrostomy
- Enteral nutrition
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ)
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