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Severe recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement: a rare complication
  1. Ikponmwosa Enofe1,
  2. Manoj P Rai1 and
  3. Julie L Yam2
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  2. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manoj P Rai, manoj.rai{at}


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.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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