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Thoracic empyema after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. A rare complication.

Authors
  • Krassas, Athanasios
  • Mallios, Dimitrios
  • Boulia, Stavroula
  • Kakaris, Stamatis
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obesity Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
20
Issue
10
Pages
1459–1461
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11695-009-9860-4
PMID: 19437081
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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