Marlex mesh erosion: a complication of horizontal banded gastroplasty.


One-hundred and thirty-eight obese patients underwent horizontal banded gastroplasty. The stoma in each case was reinforced with Marlex mesh. Fifty of these patients developed upper gastrointestinal symptoms sufficiently severe to require endoscopy. At endoscopy 12 were found to have erosion of the Marlex mesh into the stoma. Mesh erosion was found at… (More)


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