Gastric band

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


Admitted with central abdominal pain. Previous history of bariatric surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Port and associated tubing from a gastric band procedure.

Case Discussion

Gastric band insertion is a fairly common form of contemporary bariatric surgery.

The band, tubing and port are well delineated on plain x-ray.

The permeable membrane of the port is identified as a circular disc - this may be accessed under fluroscopic guidance for adjustment of the band.

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