Endoscopic removal of dysfunctioning bands or rings after restrictive bariatric procedures.

@article{Blro2010EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of dysfunctioning bands or rings after restrictive bariatric procedures.},
  author={Daniel Bl{\'e}ro and Pierre Eisendrath and Alain Vandermeeren and Jean L Closset and Abdel Ilah Mehdi and Olivier Le Moine and Jacques Devi{\'e}re},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={468-74}
}
BACKGROUND Intragastric band migrations or dysfunctions are common long-term complications of both vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band) that classically require surgical treatment. OBJECTIVE In this series, we describe the endoscopic removal of partially eroded Lap-Bands or Silastic rings and noneroded dysfunctioning rings after VBG. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A European, tertiary-care academic center. PATIENTS This study involved 13… CONTINUE READING

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