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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


CHU, D. et al. Percutaneous gastrostomy complicated with abdominal wall hematoma: severe anemia secondary to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.4, pp.1361-1363. ISSN 1699-5198.

Endoscopic percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe and effective procedure that offers clear advantages over nasogastric tube feeding to ensure adequate nutrition in patients with swallowing problems who have an intact digestive tract. With proper placement and monitoring methodology there are few complications in both the peritrack procedure as in the long run. However, despite being considered a safe technique it is not devoided of serious complications. We report a patient with dysphagia, requiring percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement developing a severe anemia with severe subcutaneous hematoma, given the exceptional case and literature review.

Keywords : PEG; Enteral nutrition; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; Wall hematoma.

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