Severe bleeding requiring blood transfusions following endoscopic, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement is a rare complication. We describe a case of severe recurrent haemorrhage with bright red blood from rectum from endoscopic, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement, which ultimately required removal of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube.
- gastrointestinal system
- haematology (incl blood transfusion)
- gastrointestinal surgery
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Contributors IE wrote the majority of the case, and MPR and JLY assisted him with editing.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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