Title

Transhepatic Insertion of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-20-2020

Publication Title

Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine

Abstract

Inadvertent injury to interposing organs during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is a feared complication of this common and generally safe procedure. Transhepatic PEG insertion is likely an underrepresented complication which may be identified incidentally on imaging or present with life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or massive bleeding. Use of ultrasound in patients with known hepatomegaly may possibly help avoid this complication. We hereby report a case of transhepatic PEG insertion, one of 16 only other cases published in the literature, and review the characteristics of the previous reported cases.

Volume

2020

DOI

10.1155/2020/4516032

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