buried bumper syndrome

buried bumper syndrome

Erosion of the internal flange of a percutaneously placed feeding tube into the organ in which it resides, e.g., the stomach or jejunum.
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Buried bumper syndrome (migration of the internal bumper of the PEG tube into the gastric or abdominal wall).
Buried bumper syndrome (BBS) is a potentially serious complication in the patient with a PEG tube.
Major complications associated with PEG tubes include such serious issues as necrotising fasciitis, colocutaneous fistula, intraperitoneal bleeding, bowel perforation, septicaemia, buried bumper syndrome and aspiration pneumonia.