Bariatric balloon causing gastric outlet obstruction
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O'Donnell C, Bariatric balloon causing gastric outlet obstruction. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 01 Apr 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-54449
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10 Jul 2017
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Severe vomiting and epigastric fullness. Recent insertion of a gastric balloon.
Age: 55 years
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Large fluid and gas-filled balloon in the pyloric 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) gastric outlet obstruction leading to vomiting.