Acute obstructive pancreatitis caused by a migrated balloon gastrostomy tube

Bhat, Mamatha; Bridges, Eileen
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE759
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 25 year old woman, who was presented with a history of cerebral palsy, developmental disability, and corpus callosotomy for tonicclonic seizures. Her medical screening revealed low-grade fever, epigastric tenderness and bilious fluid leaking from around the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Her PEG tube was replaced and the external bolster was carefully tightened to prevent migration.


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