A minimally invasive solution for necrotic fundus following slipped adjustable gastric band

Avraham Yitzhak, Eliezer Avinoach, Solly Mizrahi

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Abstract

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is widely used for treatment of morbid obesity. Band slip-page is a well known long-term complication. Herein, we present a patient with band slippage who developed strangulation of the fundus with irreversible necrosis. The chosen surgical solution was minimally invasive. A diagnostic laparoscopy and consequently resection of the necrotic fundus was performed. A postoperative symptomatic left pleural effusion resolved after chest tube insertion. One week later, the patient was discharged with satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Band slippage
  • Gastric wall necrosis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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