[Development of a gastroplasty with variable diameter. Experimental study using artificial sphincters].

@article{Merlini1992DevelopmentOA,
  title={[Development of a gastroplasty with variable diameter. Experimental study using artificial sphincters].},
  author={Marco Merlini and Velimir Mirkovitch and B Winist{\"o}rfer and Germain Chapuis},
  journal={Helvetica chirurgica acta},
  year={1992},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={789-93}
}
The vertical banded gastroplasty is currently the most popular technique in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. This experimental study was aimed to create a gastroplasty with a variable stoma. The Marlex band was replaced by the cuff of an artificial sphincter to allow selective variation of the diameter of the stoma. The study was carried out on… CONTINUE READING