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Safely replacing a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube using a portable X-ray system at a patient’s home


An 81-year-old woman who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) a year before, after cerebral infarction was receiving home medical care. The first accidental PEG tube removal occurred after clinic hours, and the home-care doctor visited her home to quickly reinsert the tube. After the narrowed fistula was dilated, the tube was reinserted with a guide wire. An X-ray taken with a CALNEO Xair, which is an easily portable X-ray system launched in 2018, confirmed that the tip of the PEG tube was successfully placed in the stomach. A similar accidental removal occurred 2 months later, and we managed it in the same way. Both events were resolved with a single radiograph without significant difficulty. With in-home medical care, PEG tube replacement can be performed easily and safely with a handy portable X-ray system.

  • general practice / family medicine
  • long term care
  • healthcare improvement and patient safety
  • home care nursing

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