volume 10, issue 2, Pe49-e51 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2014.11.001
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Abstract: We noted an increase in the number of presentations with dysfunctional PEG tubes due to the 'buried bumper syndrome' (BBS). There is no standard approach to this problem, although case reports exist of endoscopic needle knife excision and forceful pulling. We present a description of our experience in the management of this problem and the lessons learnt by complications or adverse outcomes. Two patients died within 2 weeks of endoscopic therapy. Successful and safe endoscopic removal appears dependent on the …

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