Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 286–288 | Cite as

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

  • Philip Goodman
  • Marc S. Levine
  • Henry P. Parkman


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become an accepted technique for providing long-term enterai 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.

Key words

Gastrostomy, percutaneous endo scopic Gastrostomy complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Goodman
    • 1
  • Marc S. Levine
    • 2
  • Henry P. Parkman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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