Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1997 Oct;17(5):668-672.

A Case of Buried Bumper Syndrome

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, KyungHee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2KyungHee Bundang Cha's Hospital, Korea.


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is used for long-term nutritional support and can be performed with relatively few complications. Among the major and minor complications, migration and erosion of the internal bumper into or through the abdominal wall, so called buried bumper syndrome has been described more recently. We describe a patient in whom internal bumper eroded into stomach wall and was completely covered by gastric epithelium 45 days after gastrostomy placement. The gastrostomy tube itself was patent, and the end still protruded into the lumen of the stomach. But, endoscopy was failed to remove the gastrostomy tube and surgical exploration was required in our case. We experienced a case of buried bumper syndrome after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and report with a review of literatures.


Buried bumper syndrome; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
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