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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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VIEIRO-MEDINA, María Victoria et al. Enteral feeding via jejunostomy as a cause of intestinal perforation and necrosis. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2017, vol.109, n.4, pp.298-300. ISSN 1130-0108.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17235/reed.2017.4305/2016.

Background: Jejunostomy for enteral feeding is excellent for patients who cannot manage oral intake, with a low complication rate. A Foley catheter, Ryle tube, Kerh tube or needle-catheter (Jejuno-Cath®) are commonly used. It is a safe procedure but it can lead to severe complications. Case report: We present two cases: firstly, an 80 year old male who was admitted to the Emergency Room with a bowel perforation secondary to Jejuno-Cath® for enteral feeding after a subtotal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction; and secondly, a 53 year old male who was admitted to the Emergency Room due to gastric perforation developing multiple complications, including bowel necrosis and enteral feeding impaction. Discussion: We have reviewed the recent literature with regard to this rare complication.

Keywords : Intestinal perforation; Jejuno-Cath®; Feeding jejunostomy; Enteral feeding.

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