Mechanical evaluation of a ruptured Swedish adjustable gastric band.


BACKGROUND Leakage of a laparoscopically placed Swedish adjustable gastric band (SAGB) was observed 2 1/2 years after placement. The band was evaluated for mechanical inaccuracies by a laboratory. METHODS The ruptured SAGB was investigated microscopically and wall thicknesses were measured. An unused SAGB was tested, both empty and filled, for mechanical… (More)