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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Gastrostomy tube migration complicated with acute pancreatitis: Two case reports with review of literature

1 Department of Internal Medicine, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Correspondence Address:
Hamid Shaaban
Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, St. Michaels Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07102
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.177360

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The percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is an important method of providing enteral nutrition to patients with swallowing disorders and those who need long-term enteral nutritional support. The association between PEG tube migration and acute pancreatitis is rare and was previously described in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, only 11 cases have been reported in the literature. In this article, we are describing two cases of acute pancreatitis secondary to PEG tube balloon migration to the duodenum. These two case reports exemplify that PEG tube migration to the duodenum is not uncommon, and it may lead to disturbance of the biliary flow, obstruction of the ampulla of vater, and acute pancreatitis.

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