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Journal of Case Reports
Laparoscopic Trans-anastomotic Removal of Eroded MiniMizer Gastric Ring Causing Full-thickness Erosion and Bleeding: A Rare but Morbid Complication
Edward Y Li, Sean SW Park, Kenneth Wong
Department of General Surgery, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Edward Li
Email: edward.yp.li@gmail.com
Received: 25-AUG-2021 Accepted: 26-SEP-2022 Published Online: 25-OCT-2022
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2022.0028
Background: Devices such as silicone rings and silastic bands are recent advances in bariatric surgery as adjuncts to laparoscopic gastric sleeve and Roux-en-Y bypass in order to assist weight loss and reduce rates of dumping syndrome. Case Report: We describe a rare complication of full thickness erosion and bleeding in a 43-year-old patient, three years post MiniMizer band insertion who required laparoscopic and endoscopic assisted removal of this band. Conclusion: The band was not visualised laparoscopically and we did not have specialist equipment for endoscopic removal and hence present a novel method for endoscopic guided gastrotomy and removal.
Keywords : Bariatric Surgery, Dumping Syndrome, Laparoscopic Surgery, Roux-en-Y Anastomosis, Weight Loss.
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