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Gastric perforation and death after the insertion of an intragastric balloon.

TitleGastric perforation and death after the insertion of an intragastric balloon.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKoutelidakis, I., Dragoumis D., Papaziogas B., Patsas A., Katsougianopoulos A., Atmatzidis S., & Atmatzidis K.
JournalObes Surg
Volume19
Issue3
Pagination393-6
Date Published2009 Mar
ISSN0960-8923
KeywordsAbdomen, Acute, Adult, Fatal Outcome, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Fundus, Humans, Male, Obesity, Morbid, Stomach Rupture
Abstract

We report a case of a patient who presented with an acute abdomen 2 days after the insertion of an intragastric balloon system and discuss in detail the advantages and drawbacks of these devices in the therapy of morbid obesity. A 43-year-old morbidly obese man was admitted to the department of surgery in shock with a 2-h history of severe diffuse abdominal pain and the initial diagnosis of visceral perforation. The patient had been subjected to intragastric placement of an inflatable balloon 48 h prior to his presentation. Abdominal exploration revealed the presence of a large linear perforation in the fundus of the stomach.

DOI10.1007/s11695-008-9706-5
Alternate JournalObes Surg
PubMed ID18836786

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