Pregnancy Outcome in Morbidly Obese Women Before and After Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

@article{Lapolla2010PregnancyOI,
  title={Pregnancy Outcome in Morbidly Obese Women Before and After Laparoscopic Gastric Banding},
  author={Annunziata Lapolla and Mariangela Marangon and Maria Grazia Dalfr{\`a} and Gianni Segato and Maurizio De Luca and Domenico Fedele and Franco Favretti and Giuliano Enzi and Luca Busetto},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={1251-1257}
}
BackgroundIncreasing numbers of pregnancies are seen in obese women treated surgically with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). We compared their maternal and fetal outcomes with obese women without LAGB and normal-weight controls.MethodsSixty-nine obese women with LAGB (83 pregnancies) were compared with 120 obese women without LAGB and 858 controls.ResultsBy comparison with normal controls, post-LAGB pregnancies had higher rates of gestational hypertension (9.6% vs 2.4%, p < 0.05… CONTINUE READING
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