Mechanisms of bolus clearance in patients with laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands

Paul Burton, Wendy Brown, Cheryl Laurie, Geoffrey Hebbard, Paul O'Brien

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The components of esophageal function important to success with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) are not well understood. A pattern of delayed, however, successful bolus transit across the LAGB is observed. uccessful LAGB patients underwent a high-resolution video manometry study in which bolus clearance, flow, and intraluminal pressures were recorded. Liquid and semi-solid swallows and stress barium were performed. A new measurement, the lower esophageal contractile segment (LECS), was defined and evaluated
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265 - 1272
Number of pages8
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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