The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is the least invasive bariatric surgery, which has the advantage of preserving the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract. In the last two decades, the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has largely been replaced by other surgical techniques for weight loss because of its high inseparable complications. Although a popular surgical technique at the time of its introduction in 1993, LAGB nowadays reports for not more than 5.5% of all bariatric procedures. The estimated overall long term complication rates of LAGB are ranging from 0.1% to 28%.
In this report, we review one of the cases that are considered as an anecdotic event that might follow one of the bariatric procedures.
We reported a pregnant lady who undergoes gastric banding 12 years ago. presented with progressively increasing colicky epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. The investigations show gastric obstruction and perforation secondary to eroded gastric band and migration.
The management was completed by the elimination of the gastric band proceed with central gastrectomy plus gastro-gastrostomy with an excellent outcome for the patient and her baby.
This case highlights an absolutely rare serial complication, that may happen even when the patient presents with a vague complaint. Intraoperative findings can determine the way of management to achieve suitable results. Lastly; we encourage the young Women who underwent or planning for bariatric surgery to do a careful follow-up.
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