Enterocutaneous Fistula: a Rare Complication of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Authors: Elakkary, Ehab; El Essawy, Dina; Gazayerli, M
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 15, Number 6, June 2005 , pp. 897-900(4)
Abstract:Morbid obesity is a refractory disease with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has generally been a safe and effective method for achieving sustained weight loss. We report a man who presented after LAGB with persistent wound infection at the access port-site, which failed conservative management. Diagnostic laparoscopy found an enterocutaneous fistula from herniated bowel (in a Richter's hernia) into which the catheter had eroded. The small bowel and fascial defect were repaired. The catheter was then clipped and divided, and the port was removed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2005