Monica Ciannella

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BACKGROUND A prospective comparison was conducted of extraluminal bleeding following gastric transection with or without staple-line reinforcement by dehydrated bovine pericardium (Peri-Strips Dry--PSD) during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). METHODS From January 2001 to September 2003, 98 consecutive morbidly obese patients underwent(More)
Background: The relation between gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and obesity is controversial. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) procedure is effective for morbid obesity. Its indication in the presence of GERD, however, is still debated. This study aimed to investigate esophageal symptoms, motility patterns, and acid exposure in(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal gastric pouch dilation (PGPD) and band dislocation (BD) are the most frequent complications of laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB). METHODS Conservative treatment of PGPD and BD was attempted in all patients by deflation of the band. In the case of failure, laparoscopic exploration was performed. RESULTS From(More)
An 18-year-old female who had undergone a laparoscopic adjustable gastic banding developed several episodes of gastric pouch dilatation (GPD), treated conservatively. The last GPD (31 months after Lap-Band placement) involved the lesser curvature of the stomach and was refractory to medical treatment. Conversion to an open gastric bypass was performed.(More)
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