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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 216-218

Laparoscopic repair of gastro-duodenal fistula secondary to band erosion

Division of Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Correspondence Address:
Kunal J Patel
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, South Carolina
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.141533

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Laparoscopic gastric banding is one of the most common surgical treatments for morbid obesity performed worldwide. The procedure, however, has many well-documented risks and complications, including band erosion. We present here a gastric banding patient who was referred to our tertiary care centre after secondarily forming an entero-enteric fistula with complaints of pain, nausea, vomiting and severe reflux. She was successfully treated with laparoscopic dissection and due to her existing anatomy, and the patient's desire for continued weight loss, she was converted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.


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