Bariatric balloon causing gastric outlet obstruction
Recent insertion of a gastric balloon. Now severe vomitting and epigastric fullness.
Loading Stack -
0 images remaining
Large fluid and gas-filled balloon in the pylroic antrum causing obstruction to the proximal stomach by way of distension as well as fluid and food in the proximal gastric body/fundus.
Bariatric stomach balloons are a temporary means of reducing weight by way of gastric distension (giving a constant feeling of satiety) and partial delayed gastric emptying. In this case the balloon seems to be impacted in the antrum causing more substantial (pathological) outlet obstruction leading to vomitting.