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Strangulated gastric prolapse through a gastrostomy site requiring emergent partial gastrectomy


Strangulated gastric prolapse through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tract is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication that requires surgical intervention. We describe a case of a 74-year-old woman who was debilitated and ventilator-dependent and who presented with acute gastric prolapse with resultant ischaemic necrosis. The patient underwent an emergent exploratory laparotomy, partial gastrectomy, repair of gastrostomy defect and placement of a gastrojejunostomy feeding tube remote to the previous location. Literature on gastric prolapse in adult patients is sparse, and therefore treatment is not standardised. In this patient with strangulated tissue, the principles of management included the assessment of gastric mucosa viability, resection of ischaemic tissue and closure of the gastrostomy defect.

  • endoscopy
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • general surgery

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