Hybrid Technique for Removal of Eroded Adjustable Gastric Band

@inproceedings{RodarteShade2013HybridTF,
  title={Hybrid Technique for Removal of Eroded Adjustable Gastric Band},
  author={Mario Rodarte-Shade and Gustavo Torres Barrera and Jose H. Flores Arredondo and Roberto Rumbaut Diaz},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Intragastric migration is a late and rare postsurgical complication in patients with gastric band placement. Gastric band erosion rate has previously been described to be 1.46%. In this report, we present the case of a 43-y-old male with gastric band erosion undergoing a laparoendoscopic retrieval of the gastric band, due to intragastric migration. METHOD A hybrid procedure was performed to retrieve the gastric band. A laparoscopic approach was initially used to extract the… CONTINUE READING

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