Oesophageal dilatation due to obstructing gastric band

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Chest pain radiating to back and associated vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Marked dilatation of the oesophagus with an air fluid level seen at the level of the aortic arch.

Case Discussion

The patient is seen to have gastric band in-situ which has an abnormal horizontal orientation and was confirmed operatively to be the obstructing cause.

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Case information

rID: 14120
Published: 1st Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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