Title

PEG ileus - A new cause of small bowel obstruction

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1-1991

Journal

Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Volume

36

Issue

2

DOI

10.1007/BF01300767

Keywords

ileus; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; small bowel obstruction

Abstract

A case of small bowel obstruction due to a lodged percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube inner bumper is described. Most probably inner bumper lodgement in the terminal ileum is related to its size. Laparotomy was required to remove the bumper and relieve the obstruction. We suggest that all percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy bumpers be retrieved endoscopically when the PEG tube is removed or replaced unless a collapsible inner bumper is used. © 1991 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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