Microorganisms in the Stomach During Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
Authors: Deitel, Mervyn; Krajden, Sigmund; Shahi, Bahram; Mortellaro, Lia
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 1, Number 1, March 1991 , pp. 79-81(3)
Abstract:Vertical banded gastroplasty involves the cutting of a stapled window against an Ewald tube passed perorally, and creation of a vertical staple-line partition. The channel at the window is banded by a polypropylene mesh collar. A study of the gastric rings removed at this operation found that the bacterial colonization rate was 46.8%, so that the potential for infection of the collar exists. The actual significance of this finding is unknown.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1991