Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding LAGB procedures are part of bariatric surgery, it has been reported with favorable risk-benefit profile like part of the management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, but like all surgical procedures have several complications.
Objective: To report 364 LAGB cases with complications observed in the last five years.
Material and Methods: LAGB complications were classified as intraoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative.
Results: 250 women and 114 men with mean age at 36 years were treated; time elapsed for LAGB ranged from 7 days to 60 months. Observed complications were: Esophagogastric obstruction (3.2%), Intragastric erosion (54.5%), LAGB chronic slippage (24.6%), Gastric reservoir dilatation (6.23%), Esophageal dilation (3%), Device malfunction (5.1%) and Slippage into the mediastinum (0.5%).
Conclusions: the evidence remarks that late complications of gastric banding are common.
Published on: Jan 24, 2017 Pages: 1-4