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Colon Injury During PEG Tube Insertion with Colic Fistula

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Gastroenterology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Insertion of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube may be associated with acute injury to the colon, which may be complicated by fistula formation. While PEG tube insertions are usually low-risk, the patient should be evaluated afterwards for the unexpected.

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