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

Vincent, Royce P.; Aylwin, Simon J. B.; le Roux, Carel W.
October 2009
Obesity Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p1468
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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