Intragastric Balloon Followed by Biliopancreatic Diversion in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report

Gentileschi, Paolo; Venza, Marco; Benavoli, Domenico; Lirosi, Francesca; Camperchioli, Ida; D'Eletto, Marco; Lazzaro, Alessandra; Stolfi, Vito M.; Anselmo, Alessandro; Di Lorenzo, Nicola; Tisone, Giuseppe; Gaspari, Achille L.
October 2009
Obesity Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p1460
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a patient who underwent a successful liver transplant for liver failure. Follow-up showed functional graft and development and severe obesity with body mass index (BMI) of 61 after which the patient submitted to intragastric balloon therapy and later, biliopancreatic diversion. Subsequent follow up showed BMI of 42 with amelioration of comorbidities. During a hospital admission, the patient suddenly died of a heart attack but a review revealed the patient's death was not related to bariatric surgery.


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