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Case report


Gastropericardial Fistula as a Late Complication of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

Adam A RuddChandana LallAjita DeodharKenneth J ChangBrian R Smith
Department of Radiological Sciences, 101 The City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
Date of Submission: 14-Sep-2016, Date of Acceptance: 14-Dec-2016, Date of Web Publication: 27-Jan-2017.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Adam A Rudd

Department of Radiological Sciences, 101 The City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
E-mail: arudd@uci.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Adam A Rudd

Department of Radiological Sciences, 101 The City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
E-mail: arudd@uci.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.199053 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a bariatric procedure that is being performed with increasing frequency as an alternative management option for morbid obesity. Several common complications have been reported including gastric band slippage and associated pouch dilatation, intragastric erosion of the band, gastric wall perforation, and abscess formation. We present a case of gastropericardial fistula occurring nine years after an LAGB. There have been no previous documented cases of the complication after this procedure.
Keywords: Complications, Gastropericardial fistula, Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band

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