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ISSN: 2161-069X

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Case Report

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Buried Bumper Syndrome

Elias Makhoul*, Ralph Kamel, Naim Hanna and Anthony Zaarour

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Notre Dame de Secours, Byblos, Lebanon

Corresponding Author:
Makhoul Elias, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Faculty of Medicine and Sciences, Holy spirit University USEK
University Hospital Notre Dame De Secours
Jbeil-Byblos, BP: 3, Byblos, Lebanon
Tel: +9613711787
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 21, 2016; Accepted Date: September 13, 2016; Published Date: September 18, 2016

Citation: Makhoul E, Kamel R, Hanna N, Zaarour A (2016) Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Buried Bumper Syndrome. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:469. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000469

Copyright: © 2016 Makhoul E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License; which permits unrestricted use; distribution; and reproduction in any medium; provided the original author and source are credited.


Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of placing percutaneously a tube into the stomach by endoscopy. This technique is a relatively safe and effective method indicated in the treatment of neurologic diseases with irreversible swallowing problem or proximal esophageal pathology. Complications can occur including pain at the site, leakage of stomach contents and malfunction of the tube. Possible complications include infections of the PEG site, aspiration, bleeding and perforation. In this article we would like to bring to attention a rare complication of PEG, the Buried Bumper Syndrome (BBS) that presented in an 86-year-old female with gradual migration of the internal bumper alongside the stoma tract outside the stomach.