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Early detection of complications after gastrostomy

Early detection of complications after gastrostomy

Gastrostomies are small stomas created between the stomach and the skin of the abdomen to insert a feeding tube in adults and children. Like any interventional procedure, there is potential for complications (including chemical peritonitis, infection, bowel perforation, haemorrhage, and aspiration pneumonia) but prompt recognition of these complications with early action reduces the risk of serious harm or death.

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