Gastric Wall Necrosis following Late Prolapse after Laparoscopic Banding Academic Article uri icon


  • A 20-year-old female, who had suffered from morbid obesity with a BMI of 41.2, was admitted 3 years after undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding. 3 days before her present admission, she began suffering from abdominal pain without vomiting. On admission investigation, gastric prolapse was diagnosed with complete obstruction of passage through the band. Emergency laparoscopy was performed, which showed devitalization of the stomach above the band. At the operation, the band was removed, and conservative treatment was begun with nasogastric aspiration, total parenteral nutrition, and close observation.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004