Jejunal obstruction caused by migrated gastric band

Leonid Lantsberg, Boris Kirshtein, Anatoly Leytzin, Victoria Makarov

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We describe the rare complication of an eroded gastric band in the gastric cavity that passed through the pylorus and obstructed the proximal jejunum at the point allowed by the length of the connecting tube. At surgery, in addition to the expected finding, multiple necrotic pressure ulcerations in the jejunal wall were found in step ladder locations. Anyone who has adopted laparoscopic gastric banding as the modality for surgical treatment of morbid obesity should be familiar with this rare but potentially dangerous complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008


  • Band erosion
  • Band migration
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Complications
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Morbid obesity
  • Small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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