Table 2

 Early complications of PEG insertion

Complications Patients
(n)
Treatment Outcome
Abdominal pain and periostimal leakage2Admitted, investigated, and treated  conservativelyResolved
Tube fell out and subsequent haematemesis1Admitted, tube replaced under X-ray control,  blood transfusionDied at 27  days
Abdominal pain1Admitted, investigated, and treated  conservativelyResolved
Wound infection and small subcutaneous haematoma1Antibiotics and observationResolved
Wound infection1AntibioticsResolved