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Laparoscopic treatment of a gastric fistula after removal of a gastric band

M Vix, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2440

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The gastric banding procedure is performed nowadays with less frequency compared to other procedures for morbid obesity. The risk of a gastric fistula after the removal of a gastric band is possible; a high index of suspicion is recommended in order to diagnose this life-threatening complication. We present a video of a gastric band removal and the management of a gastric fistula presented in postoperative day 4.