PEG tube leaking - page 2

I had a pt today with a peg tube that had some leakage around the site. A KUB had been done yesterday and it showed the tube to be in good position. Well when I changed the dressing there was what... Read More

  1. by   limabean
    Sorry it took so long to post a reply...I was at work all day. It is definitely not a foley type. It has a small flat piece that lays against the skin to help keep it secure....I didnt see any sutures though. No abdomen distension and good bowel sounds. It was not leaking nearly as much today as yesterday. I was able to speak with the surgeon this am...he seemed to be okay with it leaking the amount it was. He was just concerned that it was not leaking stool, and it was not. Thanks for all your replies...I learned a lot about g tubes...I had no idea there were so many types.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The kind you're describing isn't the kind that gets sutured in. On the end of the tube, is a mushroom-shape cap that holds the tube inside of the stomach, and the flat piece (sometimes round and flat) slides over the tube on the outside to secure it (and keep it from drifting back inside.)

    How long ago was the PEG tube put in?
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Sep 7, '06