Systematic review of erosion after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

Kristine Egberts, Wendy Brown, Paul O'Brien

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Introduction Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is well established as an effective treatment for the disease of obesity, both in terms of weight loss and modification of obesity related co-morbidities [1a??3]. It involves placement of a silicone band around the upper stomach just below the gastro-esophageal junction. Saline can be injected into a reservoir to adjust the band as desired [4]. This process induces early satiety and prolonged satiation after consumption of a small meal [5]. Erosion of the gastric band into the lumen of the stomach was initially described as a complication of LAGB in 1998 [6]. Subsequent reports have varied widely in their descriptions of aetiology, incidence, clinical presentation and management options. We have undertaken a systematic review of all published clinical studies in an attempt to better understand this complication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272 - 1279
Number of pages8
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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