The laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a popular therapeutic option for morbid obesity. It is a minimally invasive procedure. The reported early morbidity is low and there are only few reports of respiratory complications. We report a case of empyema and lung abscess due to diaphragm perforation by a LAGB.
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