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Buried bumper syndrome presenting with bleeding


Buried bumper syndrome (BBS) is a relatively rare complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. In this paper, we report the case of a 74-year-old man who attended the emergency department with bleeding from the PEG tube site that was later confirmed by endoscopy to be BBS. The treatment consisted of a PEG tube replacement with a 10-day course of antibiotics. Furthermore, this report discusses possible signs, symptoms and physical examination signs suggesting BBS. It can cause serious complications that might sometimes be fatal. Therefore, the diagnosis needs to be done swiftly and the patient treatment to start without delay. BBS should always top the differentials of physicians once suspected.

  • parenteral / enteral feeding
  • endoscopy
  • gastrointestinal system
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