Recurrent pneumonia due to esophageal migration of the gastrostomy MIC-Key tube remnant causing proximal esophageal obstruction

Qureshi Zeeshan, Ramadass Satya, Radhika J. Satya, Jacob P. Pickering, Nabeel Qureshi

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A 16 years old female with history of cerebral palsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and severe scoliosis presents for recurrent pneumonia. Multiple prior plain films demonstrate progressive increased consolidation confined to the left lower lobe. Subsequently, a CT of the chest was preformed which showed a plastic gastrostomy (MIC-Key tube) bumper in the proximal esophagus causing severe tracheal narrowing. The patient underwent endoscopic removal of the gastrostomy bumper without incident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Esophageal migration
  • Esophageal obstruction
  • Gastrostomy MIC-Key tube
  • Recurrent pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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