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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3

Gastropericardial Fistula as a Late Complication of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding


Department of Radiology, Gastroenterology and General Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Adam A Rudd
Department of Radiological Sciences, 101 The City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.199053

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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a bariatric procedure that is being performed with increasing frequency as an alternative management option for morbid obesity. Several common complications have been reported including gastric band slippage and associated pouch dilatation, intragastric erosion of the band, gastric wall perforation, and abscess formation. We present a case of gastropericardial fistula occurring nine years after an LAGB. There have been no previous documented cases of the complication after this procedure.


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