The effects of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on the proximal pouch and the esophagus.

@article{Peternac2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on the proximal pouch and the esophagus.},
  author={D Peternac and Renward S Hauser and Markus Weber and Othmar Schoeb},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={76-86}
}
BACKGROUND Pouch development is a potentially serious problem following gastric banding, and reoperation is often demanded to maintain long-term function of the lap band. Laparoscopic gastric banding was performed with two different calibrations of the pouch. Within a period of 12 months, postoperative pouch behavior with regard to volume and shape was evaluated retrospectively, as were changes in the distal esophagus. METHODS The pouches of 14 patients with intraperitoneal band positioning… CONTINUE READING