Gastrostomy

Complications

Patient/family should be informed of possibility of:[1]

  • peritonitis
  • peri-catheter leakage
  • hemorrhage @ gastrostomy site
  • exit site info
  • esophageal laceration
  • local pain
  • "buried bumper" syndrome
  • aspiration

References

  1. Rahnemai-Azar AA, Rahnemaiazar AA, Naghshizadian R, Kurtz A, Farkas DT. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: indications, technique, complications and management. (2014) World journal of gastroenterology. 20 (24): 7739-51. doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7739- Pubmed

Contributing Authors

Kevin Liu