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Keywords

gastrostomy tube dislodgment, gastrostomy tube replacement, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, peritonitis

 

Authors

  1. O'Rear, Jamie Marie MD
  2. Prahlow, Joseph A MD

Abstract

Overview: The authors present a case of early percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube dislodgment, attempted replacement, and subsequent sepsis that resulted in the patient's death. Gastrostomy techniques, complications, preventive strategies, and proper tube management are addressed.