Pathophysiology of laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands: Analysis and classification using high-resolution video manometry and a stress barium Protocol

Paul Burton, Wendy Brown, Cheryl Laurie, Anna Korin, Kenneth Yap, Melissa Richards, John Owens, Gary Crosthwaite, Geoffrey Hebbard, Paul O'Brien

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Abstract

Symmetrical pouch dilatation has become the most common problem following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Although, in a significant number of symptomatic patients, no explanation for the underlying problem is identified with a contrast swallow. There is a need for a better understanding of the pathophysiology of LAGBs and more sensitive diagnostic tests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19 - 29
Number of pages11
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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