Ruptured, weighted, enteral feeding-tube tip presenting as enteric foreign objects

Travis E. Meyer, Joel K. Verbrugge, Janet A. Neutze

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Abstract

We present a patient who, upon radiographic examination, was found to have eight metallic-density foreign objects throughout her colon that were identified as pieces of the enteral feeding tube's weighted tip, which was no longer intact. Although this complication is rare, correct identification is important so that the defective feeding tube can be removed and replaced and so that the patient and clinician can be reassured that the metallic foreign objects present minimal risk of complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30121
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Enteral Nutrition
Foreign Bodies
Colon

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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