Journal Article

Acute appendicitis as a rare complication of gastric band

Christos Petridis, Kyriakos Neofytou, Athanasios Petrou and Chrysanthos Georgiou

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Volume 2013, issue 10 Published in print October 2013 |
Published online October 2013 | e-ISSN: 2042-8812 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjt084

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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a common and effective minimally invasive procedure in the treatment of morbid obesity. Common complications of the procedure include productive burping, ulceration, gastritis, erosion, slippage, problems with the port, bleeding and infection. We report a case of acute appendicitis caused by gastric banding in a female patient. Gastric band encircled the appendix causing lumen obstruction and infection. The patient developed symptoms of topical acute peritonitis and an appendisectomy was performed.

Journal Article.  1120 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bariatric Surgery

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