Abdominal viscus penetration by laparoscopic-adjustable gastric band tubing: case report and review

Francis T Delaney, Robert Franz
BJR Case Reports 2018, 4 (4): 20170097
Laparoscopic-adjustable gastric band (LAGB) complications are increasingly recognised as follow-up time increases. These are most commonly related to the gastric band or port site, but complications of the connecting tubing are also reported. We present a case of LAGB tubing penetration through the transverse colon causing abdominal sepsis in a complex surgical abdomen and review prior published cases of abdominal viscus penetration by LAGB tubing. Like complications involving all LAGB components, these often present with non-specific abdominal signs and symptoms and undergo abdominal CT as an early investigation. This makes knowledge of normal and pathological imaging features of LAGB components important in radiology practice.

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