Abdominal wall necrotising fasciitis: A rare but devastating complication of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy procedure

Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Said, Rafiz Abdul Rani, Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Ngiu Chai Soon

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Abstract

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tubes were often offered to patients requiring long term enteral feeding. Even though the procedure is relatively safe, it is associated with various complications such as peritonitis or even death.1 We presented a case of a 54-year-old gentleman with underlying ischemic stroke and pus discharges from a recently inserted PEG tube. Computed Topography (CT) scan confirmed abdominal wall necrotising fasciitis complicated with hyperosmolar hyperglycaemia state (HHS) and later succumbed after 48 hours of admission. Our case illustrated the rare complication related to the insertion of PEG tube; abdominal wall necrotising fasciitis that was associated with mortality.

LanguageEnglish
Pages77-79
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Necrotizing Fasciitis
Gastrostomy
Abdominal Wall
Suppuration
Enteral Nutrition
Peritonitis
Hyperglycemia
Stroke
Mortality

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall
  • Necrotising fasciitis
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

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  • Medicine(all)

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Abdominal wall necrotising fasciitis : A rare but devastating complication of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy procedure. / Mohd Said, Mohd Ridzuan; Rani, Rafiz Abdul; Raja Ali, Raja Affendi; Soon, Ngiu Chai.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 72, No. 1, 01.02.2017, p. 77-79.

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