Known gastric band patient with abdominal pain
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Gastric band (gastric lap band) in the LUQ, with the band component which allows for varaible constriction, along with the sub-cutanenous access port, which can be entered under fluroscopic guidance to tighten or loosen the band,
One form of bariatric surgery on offer to patients. The band is readily identified on radiography.
- Prosch, H, Tscherney, R, S KRIWANEK, Tscholakoff, D. Imaging of the normal anatomy and complications after gastric banding. BJR September 1, 2008 vol. 81 no. 969 753-757