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An 87-year-old bedridden, demented woman who was enterally fed via a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube presented to the ED with vomiting, abdominal pain and fever (38.3°C), and a surgical consult was requested from the senior surgical resident. The patient had been referred to the emergency department 3 days earlier due to a missing PEG tube. …
Contributors AN and MZ looked after the patient and wrote the draft. Both authors approved the submission of the manuscript.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
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