Laparoscopic treatment of a gastric fistula after removal of a gastric band
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2440
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.