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Here we present a case of a 71-year-old female with a history of Carcinoma buccal mucosa post right hemimandibulectomy, osseous reconstruction and radical neck dissection. The patient underwent percutaneous gastrostomy in 2021 for long-term enteral feeding and medications.

The patient came to the emergency department in March 2024 with complaints of intermittent abdominal pain, fever and leak around the stomal site. She underwent CT scan of the abdomen with oral contrast which revealed displacement of the internal bolster of the PEG tube into the subcutaneous plane of the anterior abdominal wall along the tract.

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Revanth Ravindra Bhat, Shivakumar Swamy S., & Mahesh A. (2024). A Case of Acute Buried Bumper Syndrome. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 13(4), 107–108.


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