TITLE

When the Brakes Came Off: Re-feeding Oedema after Deflation of a Gastric Band: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Vincent, Royce P.; Aylwin, Simon J. B.; le Roux, Carel W.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Obesity Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p1468
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes the case of a 23-year-old female who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for image dysphoria. After weight loss, the patient developed bulimic behavior and in view of the maladaptive behavior, she opted for band deflation. Five days post deflation, the patient presented with bilateral leg edema and investigation to exclude pathological edema forming state were negative. The patient was diagnosed with re-feeding syndrome and recovered following diuretic therapy and was discharged on the fifth day.
ACCESSION #
44994605

 

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