Gastric band

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Known gastric band patient with abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

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,

Case Discussion

One form of bariatric surgery on offer to patients.  The band is readily identified on radiography.

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Case information

rID: 20869
Published: 18th Dec 2012
Last edited: 24th Mar 2018
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