Chapter 9. Complications of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine2,3,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist4 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor5,6
  1. Freddy Vandenbussche MD and
  2. Jo Vandervoort MD

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch9

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Vandenbussche, F. and Vandervoort, J. (2008) Complications of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 3

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 4

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 5

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 6

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG);
  • pneumoperitoneum;
  • procedure-related aspiration;
  • gastroenteric fistula;
  • gastrointestinal hemorrhage following PEG;
  • buried bumper and “buried bumper syndrome”;
  • necrotizing fasciitis (NF);
  • hemorrhage and perforation;
  • parastomal leakage and PEG


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Minor complications

  • Major complications

  • References