Gastric band

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


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

Patient Data

Age: 44
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 of identified as a circle disc - this may be accessed under fluroscopic guidance for adjustment of the band.

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Case information

rID: 33346
Published: 8th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rdgh
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