Accidental or intentional
More common with nasoenteric tubes compared with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes, gastrostomy tubes (G tubes), or jejunostomy tube...
Tube removed from source
Unable to pass liquid through tube
Distal displacement of PEG tube
Obstruction at or distal to pylorus
IV fluid resuscitation for dehydration/sepsis
PEG tube extubation within 1 wk of placement
Surgical G tube or J tube extubation within 3 days of placement
Significant peristomal wound infection
Radiography should be used to confirm placement of all feeding tubes
Do not attempt replacement of a newly placed PEG tube, G tube, or J tube in the ED
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Niv E, Fireman Z, Vaisman N. Post-pyloric feed...
536.40 Gastrostomy complication, unspecified
536.49 Other gastrostomy complications
996.79 Other complications due to other internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft
536.42 Mechanical comp...
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