Extrusion of PEG tube from the stomach with fistula formation: an unusual complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become an accepted technique for providing long-term enteral feeding. We report two cases of extrusion of the PEG tube into a short fistulous tract that communicates with the stomach. Although this unusual complication led to difficulty with tube feedings, both patients were asymptomatic, and, in one case, it was possible to reposition another catheter in the stomach via the fistula.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, P; Levine, MS; Parkman, HP

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 288

PubMed ID

  • 1936766

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-2356

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01887369


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States