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Esophageal bleeding after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3262138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients bled significantly following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Panendoscopy in both patients after feeding tube insertion demonstrated lower esophageal mucosal erosions that were not seen on panendoscopy performed just before feeding tube insertion. In one patient, the feeding tube was pulled into place using a string. In the other, the feeding tube was inserted over a guide wire. Traumatic passage of the string, guide wire, or feeding tube crossbar through the esophagus could possibly produce these erosions. This novel cause should be considered in evaluating bleeding after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
M S Cappell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-17     Completed Date:  1988-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Esophageal Diseases / etiology*
Esophagus / injuries*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Gastrostomy / adverse effects*,  methods

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