Malposition of percutaneous endoscopic-guided gastrostomy: Guideline and management

J Minim Access Surg. 2008 Jan;4(1):1-4. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.40989.

Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic-guided gastrostomy (PEG) is done routinely on patients who suffer from inability to feed by mouth. PEG is generally considered a safe procedure with a low complication rate. A commonly underreported complication of PEG is malposition. This manuscript is a guideline to diagnosis and management of PEG malposition. We describe the different types of malposition, their diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Gastrocolic fistula; gastrocutaneous fistula; percutaneous endoscopic-guided gastrostomy.