Deep dermal burn due to contact with stomach contents

R Alvi, P Walmsley, M I James

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A patient sustained deep dermal burns from contact with gastric contents following disconnection of his percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. We discuss the complications of gastrostomies and add this as a rare complication, which may be prevented by a modification to the outlet control of a PEG tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-11
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Burns, Chemical
  • Drainage
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gastric Acid
  • Gastric Acidity Determination
  • Gastrostomy
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Intubation, Gastrointestinal
  • Male
  • Paresis
  • Risk Assessment


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