The buried bumper syndrome (BBS) is a rare complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Hereby the internal PEG bumper is overgrown by hypertrophic gastric mucosa and embedded into the gastric wall. Most often an endoscopic approach to remove the bumper is successful. If not, an operative removal of the plate is necessary. In this paper, we present a case of a patient in whom a BBS was diagnosed. Besides the therapeutic options to treat a BBS, in this paper we want to focus on the prevention of this complication. Consideration needs to be given as to how long after the procedure should it be loosened to prevent BBS. The distance a PEG tube is advanced and whether it should be rotated is crucial in order to prevent BBS.
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Roon, A.H.C. (Aafke H C), Nikkessen, S. (Suzan), Lagarde, S.M. (Sjoerd M.), & van Buuren, H. (2020). Het ‘buried bumper’-syndroom: een complicatie van PEG-sondes. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 164. Retrieved from