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Higher Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery


While laparoscopic gastric banding is not as prevalent, the management of patients with a history of gastric banding remains a concern. Gastric bands have been noted to erode and can migrate through the bowel leading to a variety of issues. We were able to successfully manage this almost completely endoscopically without the need for a bowel enterotomy for retrieval. This allowed for enhanced patient recovery and avoided the morbidity associated with bowel enterotomy which is commonly done in these settings.




bariatric, surgery, gastric bands, bowel obstruction

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image 1: CT scan of migrated and obstructing band

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image 2: Endoscopic retrieval of band in duodenum

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