Adjustable silicone gastric banding and band erosion: personal experience and hypotheses.

@article{Meir1999AdjustableSG,
  title={Adjustable silicone gastric banding and band erosion: personal experience and hypotheses.},
  author={Ehud Meir and M Van Baden},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={191-3}
}
BACKGROUND Adjustable silicone gastric banding (ASGB) has been advocated as a minimally invasive procedure that is completely reversible for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. Band erosion (BE) is one of the possible complications of ASGB. The authors report their experience with BE and discuss its possible causes. METHODS Between February 1993 and February 1998, the authors performed 122 ASGB: 51 open and 71 laparoscopic procedures. RESULTS Two cases of BE occurred (1.6… CONTINUE READING

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