Gastric Necrosis: A Possible Complication of the Use of the Intragastric Balloon in a Patient Previously Submitted to Nissen Fundoplication

Rodríguez-Hermosa, José Ignacio; Roig-García, Josep; Gironès-Vilà, Jordi; Ruiz-Feliú, Bartomeu; Ortiz-Ballujera, Patricia; Ortiz-Durán, María Rosa; Codina-Cazador, Antoni
October 2009
Obesity Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p1456
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a type II obese female who underwent emergency surgery for gastric necrosis due to biometrics intragastric balloon requiring total gastrectomy and intensive care. The patient presented in a state of shock with acute abdomen, diffuse abdominal pain and signs of peritoneal irritation. Median laparotomy revealed gastric necrosis with a wider perforation of the entire lesser curvature of the stomach. The patient spent 88 days in intensive care recovering from sepsis, multiple organ failure and abdominal interventions.


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