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  • 2008-11-03

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

Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL:
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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.