Intussusception as a complication of gastrostomy tube: a case report

Med J Malaysia. 2000 Jun;55(2):271-2.


A neurologically impaired child who had fundoplication and gastrostomy done for gastroesophageal at the age of three, presented two years later with intestinal obstruction. She underwent laparotomy and was found to have antegrade jejuno-jejunal intussusception. Intussusception is an unusual but recognised complication of gastrostomy tube placement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Gastrostomy / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Intussusception / diagnosis
  • Intussusception / etiology
  • Intussusception / physiopathology*
  • Intussusception / therapy