Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescent: safety and efficacy.

@article{AlQahtani2007LaparoscopicAG,
  title={Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescent: safety and efficacy.},
  author={A. Al-Qahtani},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={
          894-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obesity prevalence is rapidly increasing among children and adolescents worldwide. It is considered one of the most alarming public health issues facing the world today. The adult experience has demonstrated that surgery is the only effective means of achieving persistent weight loss in obese patients. However, little is known about bariatric surgery in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding… Expand
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