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Vafaeimanesh J, Bagherzadeh M, Kachoie A. A case Report of a Rare Complication in Patients with Jejunostomy Tube (Spontaneous Enteral Migration of Jejunostomy Tube. Qom Univ Med Sci J 2013; 7 (3) :80-85
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1- Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences , ahmadkachoie478@gmail.com
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Background and Objectives: Jejunostomy tube (JT) insertion is an approved method for enteral feeding in patients who cannot feed orally. In spite of all advantages of JT placement, some complications may occur, including mechanical and metabolic complications as well as gastrointestinal infections. Spontaneous enteral migration of JT is a rare complication in these patients that only a limited number has been reported. This event predisposes patient to bowel obstruction; therefore, treatment method of this complication is discussed.

Case Report: In this article, we will describe a case of spontaneous migration of JT into small intestine, 2 months after placement in a 61 years old woman with the history of esophageal cancer. The patient excreted the tube after 15 days of supportive treatment.

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Type of Study: Review Article |
Received: 2016/04/5 | Accepted: 2016/04/5 | Published: 2016/04/5

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