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An unnecessary complication of PEG feeding
  1. George Goodchild,
  2. Ian Gooding,
  3. Tina Goodey
  1. Colchester General Hospital, Colchester, Essex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr George Goodchild, Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5JL, UK; g.goodchild{at}

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An 81-year-old woman underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube insertion following a stroke. She presented with PEG tube malfunction 2 years later, when a gastroscopy showed the bumper of the PEG tube to be covered by gastric mucosa. Endoscopic removal of the tube was attempted by incising the mucosa but was unsuccessful. A second PEG tube was placed proximally within the stomach, and the patient was discharged …

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  • Contributors This article was prepared jointly by GG, IG and TG.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.