Gastric Wall Necrosis following Late Prolapse after Laparoscopic Banding

Boris Yoffe, Shimon Sapojnikov, Carl Goldblum

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A 20-year-old female, who had suffered from morbid obesity with a BMI of 41.2, was admitted 3 years after undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding. 3 days before her present admission, she began suffering from abdominal pain without vomiting. On admission investigation, gastric prolapse was diagnosed with complete obstruction of passage through the band. Emergency laparoscopy was performed, which showed devitalization of the stomach above the band. At the operation, the band was removed, and conservative treatment was begun with nasogastric aspiration, total parenteral nutrition, and close observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric prolapse with necrosis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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