Abstract

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe, practical, and effective method for enteral nutrition. Minor and major complications may occur after the placement of a PEG tube. In the content of the education provided to caregivers, information should be given about the potential complications and the importance of communicating with the nutrition support team when these issues arise. In this case, we present a patient who was fed through a PEG tube and experienced infections and hypergranulation tissue processes during a thirty-seven-month follow-up, which included one tube replacement. Through this case, we aim to demonstrate that minor complications associated with the PEG tube can be addressed without hospitalization, through collaboration between the patient and the nutrition support team, allowing for an extended period of PEG tube usage.

Keywords: Hypergranulation, infection, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, video-based education